Freakin' hillarious! . Ya know, I sold my KLR after taking it on a the equivilent of a single-track mountain bike course one day - 1-2 foot ruts and all that mess - and getting towards the end, stopping at a 12" high flat rock. I 1st gear, goose clutch, and ride on up it. This is when I find out the KLR only has 9" of ground clearance. OOps. <Wham. Oil dribble dribble> Landed right on a crankcase bolt. Awesome bike, though, made it home in 1 piece. Bike still <probably> runs like a champ.