I have a blue 2004. Bought used in Sept '07 with 17,000 miles. I now have 24,000 trouble-free miles on it. I went on a 670-mile day trip 2 weeks ago and am going on an 800 mile 3-day trip this weekend. With the exception of maintenance - oil, filters, tires, rear brake pads, and a battery, all my motorcycle budget has been spent on farkles - haven't had to fix anything! If you get the impression that I like this bike, you would be correct.
'04 DL650 - Blue, 57,000 miles, well personalized, gone but loved
'08 WR250R - Goes anywhere
2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré - makes the DL redundant