In reality, 30k on any bike is going to have its problems, not to mention a dualsport that is presented with much harsher conditions. I've owned a 15' KLR and it remains one of the best bikes I've ever owned. I'm currently on a XR650L and given 30k, I'm sure that's gonna have its issues as well. However, all that being said, the bikes you mentioned aren't even in the same planet as the KLR, or my current ride. These are simplistic machines that can basically do almost anything......And in near stock form.....And at nearly half the price. I wouldn't think twice about owning another KLR, though it was a bit too big and heavy for my experience in Florida sand. That's just me. I moved onto a road bike at the time, but I always missed skirting off the pavement. It was like a seed that just kept growing in me. So I went back to a dual sport, but figured I give the Honda a try. Now that being said, if we didn't have so much sand down here, I probably may have gone back to a KLR. Though I do enjoy the screw type valves on the XR. But man the KLR was definitely more comfortable, and it actually "felt" more powerful, even though it was near 150lbs. heavier the way I had it fitted. Bottom line, the KLR is an awesome ride that is very reliable and affordable, yet rewarding, and man do I miss that 6 gallon tank.