A few things made the KLR have such a great run. Now, I'm looking at the post 2008 model. Excellent ergos and commamcomm views. Good wind protection. Great range. Good seat. Somehow folks bought these bikes with the crap suspension and terrible sag. In February 2014, they snuck in the New Edition with the imporved suspension and slimer seat. Honestly, if the New Edition was out just two months prior, I would have been hard pressed to pass on aa leftove 2013 DR650 that was $1,000 off MSRP. I road the MIGHTY DR off and on from January to late October 2014 and put 20,000+ miles on her. Never did one engine mod. Sold her with 30,000 miles before coming to Montana. Only issue was the cam chain tensenor gasket was wepping oil at 24,000 miles or so. My mechanic charged me like $35. ___ I never understood two things about the KLR. 1. Why would it need to be liquid cooled at just 35 horse power? 6500 was max rpm. A huge cylinder with that much seface area should sheed heat quickly. Maybe it was the large gas tank. 2. Why folks kept buying them with all of the extra mods needed that Kawi did not want to fix? The temp guage was useless, which ties back into being liquid cooled.