Yea, I was thinking Versys / Wee Strom might work as well. I’ve sat on the Versys, and it is a VERY upright position. I’m 6 foot and my legs are pretty straight. There is a lot of space for a longer leg to bend.
But really, the KLR with STIFF suspension and a cutom seat (since the stoke isn’t very comfortable) is going to be his best bet. When he sits on it with the stock suspension it’ll sag A LOT more than it would with properly setup suspension.
I’m betting the only reason he found the GS “tolerable” was because of sag. If the suspension was set to “two up” it’d probably give him an extra half inch or more of leg room (doesn’t sound like much, but a few degrees in the knees can make all the difference in the world).
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”