Your $100 expense is money well spent. You spent that to keep yourself out of someone else's nightmare. Add that amount to the purchase price of the bike you will eventually buy, and call it good. There is a decent 2003 on Ebay, but "pick up" only (there are people that would pick it up for you!). This time of the year it's hard to find good bikes (most are tucked away for the winter). Best time to buy is in the fall.
I am "old school" (or just old), and I favor 1st generation, over others. New bikes (street, and others) look more and more like transformers, and I never played with transformers when I was a kid in the 60s,......they don't appeal to me.
I received (as a gift) 2003 KLR with 1287 miles original. Working on it as we speak (new tires, new oil, filter, chain)....just been sitting for many years. It was in the barn, so no sun damage/fading,.......will look like new by the time winter is over.
Good luck in your search. Be persistent, and you'll find it. I drove COUNTLESS miles/hours to look at dishonestly described ......bikes, cars, trucks, motorhomes, airplanes.......all of it. Every one that you don't buy, is money in your pocket.