Thanks. I was unaware of this problem.... To be fair, the KLR is low hanging fruit for those who question Japanese reliability. I've owned several models from each of the Japanese manufacturers & the KLR is probably the worst example of Japanese quality. I hope you are right about the 390 ADV but, from my one experience as a KTM owner, I'd feel better with a used 1st. gen KLR in good shape over a brand new 390 ADV. I've heard good things about the Xcountry but I don't know much about them. Not sure where the closest BMW dealer is to me, probably one in Nashville. The 650 Terra is the bike I had HOPED the 2nd gen KLR would be but, Kawasaki completely screwed the pooch on that. Wish they would have just continued producing the 1st gen with BNG's. The Terra is a great bike but, I have no interest in a 1 year of production Orphan & stopped paying attention to it so long ago that I don't even know what it's long term reliability is like or if it's known for any specific mechanical flaws. The DR 650 is clearly a better bike than the KLR for my interests but, it's not "better enough" for me to spend money on one as long as Godzilla is still going strong. Hopefully a VX-400 will materialize & be off road worthy enough to get me to buy one. Right now the KLX-230 has my attention & it seems to be a better Dual Sport than the KLR in every way except highway travel. Everyone who's ridden it seems to agree that it's comfortable @60mph which I didn't expect from a little 230.