Agreed with the above. Depending on what kind of riding you intend on doing, tire selection will make a big difference. In addition, the stock springs and oil are pretty much junk. You can upgrade your springs (to Sonics, for instance) for like $100 and they make a big difference. Add a fork brace and the wee will stick to corners like glue.
Of course only if you have good tires. Check out the reviews for Conti Trail Attacks.
2008 DL650 a.k.a. Road Warrior, member #16 of the Flat Black Club
2009 Aprilia Tuono 1000R a.k.a. Silver Thunder