That's the best part of the KLR, it's SO easy to make it what you want. I wouldn't be happy with a stock KLR for the riding I do, but I knew this before I bought it. While some may look at the money spent and say that's to much to put into a KLR, I think I have a bike that's still a good price after the mods and has actually exceeded my expectations in many ways.
My goal was to build a true 50/50 bike. I think I came close. While it's not the "perfect"adventure machine and isn't the best at anything, it amazes me that I can ride this thing comfortably forb 500 mi days and still explore competently in the dirt, sometimes really ugly off-road.
Here's my list of mods to achieve this goal.
Works Performance "ultra" shock
320 mm wave rotor
Stainless Brake line
HH brake pads
DS brake bracket
Opened air box an carb mods
Twin air filter
Moose ATV High handlebars
Very custom seat (homemade, works great)
IMS plastic tank
HT tank/radiator gaurds and forward pegs
Big Cee headlight gaurd
Subframe bolt upgrade
Doohickey (of course)
Moto-sport rack an soft bag panniers
Big Cee liscense relocation (and jug bracket)
Bentspokes fuse/ power distribution kit
Main fuse relocation/ conversion to blade type fuse
Manual fan relay switch
Rear Brake master cylinder gaurd
Acerbis ralley pro handgaurds
Front Fender bag an Tank bag
Low profile/magnetic oil drain plug
Odyessy "super" battery conversion (the one you mount sideways)
42 LED light/brake bar above standard brake light
TKC 80s- the true 50/50 tires
Heavy duty tubes
GPS and RAM mount, with power wired to bike
Rim locks- front and rear
This isn't counting the stuff I've tried an taken off to be replaced with what I have currently. I'm sure I'm forgetting somthing, but I'll edit it in later.
BTW- the bike still isn't "done"