As a former KLR owner, I have enjoyed reading along. I may never have another one, but sure do appreciate the work involved here. I thought I'd through out another comment on the horsepower race and the bigger is better thing. I have a Cagiva Elefant, with the Ducati Pantah 650 motor. So far, everybody has told me " why don't you put in a 900 Monster motor? It will bolt right in". Right, more wieght, worse fuel milage. just what I do not need. Another poster on this thread commented about a 650 Triumph. Possibly the 650 Triumph had a longer production run than the KLR, but that is just a guess and I am NOT trying to start an argument about it. I really love what the folks here have done with thier KLR's.