Originally Posted by IronJackWhitton
We are indeed in agreement -- right down to our choice of bike! I can't for the life of me understand the instrument cluster. There simply must be an aftermarket solution in the works for that problem. I've never read of someone taking one apart of waterproofing the components (if that's even possible) but the first one to do it will have a lot of thanks. I'm terrified of dunking mine in even a small stream, which is not ideal.
If I wanted to ride in the 3rd world at this stage of my biking knowledge, I would probably rent until I get more familiar with my kit.
You're a wise man Iron Jack
I recommend my friend Mike's rental business in Cali Colombia. It's called Motolombia. Top notch equipment, New KLR's and GS's and outstanding service.