DL, I am checking my work schedule this week in hopes of making the CO meeting, however my brother won't be making one for a while since he's heading over to Afghanistan next month for 15months as a contractor.
I have been visiting both sites you've linked, and a couple others, countless hours already in research on mods needed, recommended and then niceities. Like, Subframe bolt upgrade, doohickey, and the list goes on. On paper I've already racked up $5k on modifications, equipment and gear, but I'm sure theres quite a bit I've left out. All wrench work will be performed from myself. Although I haven't worked on a KLR specifically, I've been wrenching on bikes for a while and thus far with the required mods I haven't run into a problem thinking of doing them. Still working on the valve adjustment bit, which will be a royal PITA on the road I'm sure. Thanks for the welcome, hope to continue learning a lot from here.