So about a month ago, I bought a 2004 KLR 650 to use primarily for Baja trips. I've got this inflatable, roll-up surfboard thing and a friend in San Diego with ample motorcycle storage, so I figured having a bike for fly-in Baja surf trips would be a very practical thing to have access to in the winter (I live in Montana). I'll be riding the bike down to San Diego at the end of the month, so now is the time to prep it for all things Baja. This thread is just my log of said preparations...So I give you the KLR Baja Transformo: Standard Beginnings Here is the bike as I got it. Almost 10,000 miles on the odometer. Front fairing a bit bent but otherwise in good shape. No worries, the fairing and stock headlight will not make the cut. Breaking It All Down The bike as it sits now. Most of the parts will be in this coming week. Here's a list of the upcoming mods: Cogent Dynamics Moab Shock Cogent Dynamics dual-rate fork springs and cartridge emulators IMS 6-gallon tank (natural translucent) Baja Designs 8" HID headlight Some kind of front brake upgrade custom-by-me rear rack to hold inflatable surfboard USB power plugs (with some sort of machined-by-me aluminum bracket thingy) Fork Teardown The guts of the very underwhelming KLR front forks. Hopefully some stiffer springs and better valving (and new oil) will help here. On my 300-mile shakedown ride last weekend these things bottomed out a lot, and I'm not sure if the springs are just worn or what, but more than half the travel was used up just supporting my weight (6'4" 180lbs.) Felt like I was riding a lowrider for crying out loud. By far I am most excited about the Cogent suspension upgrades. Stuff already taken care of: Doohickey with torsion spring Valve adjustment IMS footpegs and shifter Giant Loop Great Basin luggage JNS Skidplate So that's the plan. I realize it's still no dirtbike, but should be good for quick dirt-road blasts down the coast in search of surf. I'll keep this thread updated as the project progresses and offer my thoughts on the effectiveness of all this tinkering.