This is a great thread. True craftsmanship. You have a small following at klr650.net forums where I said this:
"If I happened to be in the market in a few years and Kaw was making this bike, roughly based on a Gen2 framework (metaphorically), I would strongly consider it. I would be able to switch over many of my current farkles and return my '08 to stock."
This is great work, but obviously laborious on a small scale and probably quite expensive to achieve. I really hope Kawasaki catches on to this.