I've been busy wrenching on the sidewalk the past few weeks - scheduled to head to BC from Montreal tomorrow, off to visit family and figured I'd make a trip out of it.

I'm due to leave tomorrow, so of course right now the bike is completely apart while I sort out last-minute LED lighting

The state of the KLR earlier this year:

Black plastic = handguard fairings and "Wheat Whacker" fairing mod:

The forks are off for an install of progressive springs and an Eagle Mike fork brace along with an Acerbis supermoto fender.


I'm also trying out 8" Odyssey II Jesse luggage  - I want to carry my DSLR video equipment to capture some epic Canadian landscapes and hopefully a story or two...

The KLR is in Cross-Canada mode.

I'll be updating in real-time with photos on Twitter - you don't even need an account to follow along.

Keep an eye on twitter.com/motojournalism for the latest.

See you on the road!