Great post. I also love them green first gen. KLR's.
Our personal best is 500 miles in one day, Minneapolis to Bayfield, Wisc. and back, with some side roads, food stops and such. We were gone about 12 hours, lots of stops and breaks. Ass tired upon return....... drove home in the rain.
First the Earth cooled. Next came rats, cockroaches and KLR's... and life was good.