Since this thread is back from the dead I will update... I decided to just keep the KLR In the end it came down to the fact that I just want to ride and travel as much as possible and in that regard the bike really doesnt matter that much. I'm not trying to win the Paris Dakar, I am trying to have fun and put as many of these as possible on my face in the process. I just ordered $350 worth of stuff for the pig to get I prepped for the season and I'm just going to ride it as much as I can, fix it when it breaks, and then repeat. I am also Baja bound in January 2014 so I need to rub a few nickels together for what will likely be a 7000+ mile trip. I'd rather have a beat up Barbie dream bike KLR and some awesome stories than a shiny KTM.