Originally Posted by Tsotsie
What scares me most with the KLR is the brakes and frame flex- I hope that you have some plans in that direction too?
I really didn't do this for the extra power although more passing power is always welcome. I expect that 98% of the time I won't be riding it any harder than I did with the original motor so I'm not too concerned about additional frame flex. Plus the new lower frame is tied together in more points (8) than the original (4) and the front motor mounts are much wider than the original so it might even stiffen up the lower frame.
I used the front master cylinder off the Versys and it gives better feel to the front brake. I prefer a somewhat mushy front brake, easier for me modulate in the dirt. But I have boiled the fluid in the rear brake before, coming down a mountain once so I may upgrade anyway to prevent that sort of thing from happening.