Here's the bike I currently ride 95% of the time. It's my commuter and I ride everything from single track to several day dual sport trips on it. It's been a fun scoot and zero problems in the past 9k miles.
2008 Honda CRF250x
Long-Haul mode with Rear Rack, Seat Concepts Saddle and IMS 4.0 Gallon Tank (260-300 Mile range)
I also have a 2008 KLR650 with a 685cc Big Bore kit and some other goodies and a 1978 Yamaha DT125e. The KLR is for sale if anyone is interested shoot me a PM.