Kind of strange for me - this ride report. I normally ride a Scrambler, but this August I rode Iceland for a week on a rented KLR (that looked exactly like Bruce's). I've pulled 7,000 mile trips on the Scrambler too - ran out of gas in the Moab desert in June.
Tough luck about that rim. Hope you lace up a new one without much hassle.
Here's the Iceland ride report for those who are curious:
Here's the June Scrambler road trip:
Here's the November cross country on the Scram: