Lowered KLR - Any Experiences?
I know the "how-to-lower" question has been asked a million times; what I'm trying to find out is how big an impact lowering has upon the bike's utility for adventure-touring (I'm planning on going through Sth. & Central America). I'm seriously considering swapping my F650 for a KLR650, but on a KLR I'm limited to my toes when touching the ground (both feet simultaneously), which I find unnerving.
What are your experiences with using a lowered (dogbones/seat/suspension etc.) KLR650 for the big trip?
What's the change in handling?
Is the reduced clearance/suspension-travel a problem?
Does the suspension require modification if lowered? (The front seemed very soft.)
Any problems with after-market seat comfort?
The suspension should settle a bit with gear (say, a couple of 40l alu. boxes worth of standard stuff) - is it enough to make a difference?