Originally Posted by willis 2000
I am going to presume you are quite a wrench to even think of taking a 20-40 year old moto around the world. Leave the romance of the airhead to the experienced hands. Maybe get one later when your relatively trouble-free Japanese cycle leaves you jaded.
Have you actually owned a airhead.The internet makes it sound like a airhead breaks down every week.Not true.They have some well known faults,just like the KLR.Once sorted they are very very reliable,and they are easy to fix.Parts may be even more universal than KLRs.