hello from roseburg oregon, like my intro I had a dr650 and sold it to buy a kaw 1500 vulcan to ride last summer to sturgis and other places, I went a total of 5140 miles and when I got back last august I put that bike up for sale. I never want to own a v-twin cruzer again ever (yuck) the only thing that was good for was hiway use, any way I just traded it for this 08 klr650 with 6400 miles on it. I have never been so happy to get rid of a bike as i was to get rid of the vulcan and as a bonus get this klr...got to say I love it, it to me is a much better choice even than the dr was. I could just not make the dr comfortable and the klr is a much better fit for me, any way I also have a 87 tw 200 for my hard core off road riding and a 76 and 75 honda tl 250s for the real gnarly stuff. so I will mainly use the klr for light off road and commuting. I know about the stuff that needs to be done on this bike and will get to it pretty soon. I hope this one is not one of the oil users but I will check it often till I find out. One quick question what is a good windscreen for this bike? the factory one is way to short for me.