The KLR was notable for many reasons – one of them was how long it lasted with barely any changes. That’s what made the updates in 2008 and the mid-2014 “New Edition” so notable. 2008 brought a complete revamp, while 2014 introduced just two changes: huge suspension improvements and a reshaped seat. The forks were 40% stiffer and offered 28% more rebound damping, while the shock was 63% stiffer and had 80% more damping.
The seller of this example (VIN: JKAKLEE1XEDA75980) acquired it in February of 2018 from a soldier who was soon deploying overseas. At the time, it was 100% stock and it had 2,934 miles.
The odometer now shows 7,370 miles, and this KLR is far from stock.
The long list of farkles includes a large portion of the SW-MOTECH catalog:
Skidplate with drain hole.
Side stand switch protector plate and center stand.