Thank you so much for this ride report, I loved every post. As a former KLR long distance rider I can still hear the funky little exhaust note they make, appreciate the huge fuel range they have, the freedom of touring on a machine that you can lean over and pick up if dropped. This was an adventure on a "close to the bone" bike. No issues with the overly complex and mind numbingly costly rides that most of us have come to accept. Thanks again!