I'm back in the club. I picked up my 2006 Kawasaki KLR650 a week ago and have been loving it. My commute is so much better now. 50 mpg, nimble, perfect for lane-splitting. I'm pretty sure I scored. This thing was show-room condition with just over 9000 miles. Tons of upgrades: 3 seats, 3 windshields, dvds, manuals, blinking rear brake light, center stand, turn-signal canceling kit, lower-geared sprocket, highway bars, metal skid plate, oversized front disc, Avon tires, and 3 very nice Italian hardbags. Damn do I love those hard bags!
I loved my 2008 KLR when I had it, but it had some major oil burning issues and too much plastics, these pre-08 models are the bees knees!