I have a 96 that I bought 3rd hand last year. I have it set up mostly for dirt riding. It is a great single track bike. Light and easy to manuver.
Mods include MT21 tires, Moose hand guards, Ken Sean dualsport mirrors, kick starter, +5 teeth on the rear sprocket, Pro Circut exhaust and a TM33 pumper carb. I have removed everything I can think of to reduce weight.
I thought of selling it and getting a KLX 250 but I'm not convinced the extra weight and complexity of water cooling are worth it. Heck if I want water cooling I head for the nearest stream, river or puddle. That and no kick starter.