I bought my 02 D650 a few months ago with 1600 miles on the odo, I've since put on 800 more, recently did my first oil change and soon after came the base gasket leak, you can imagine how pissed I was. Well thanks to this thread and Thumpertalk I purchased $8 worth of brake cleaner and permatex from Pep Boys, I applied the fix 2 days ago, took the bike out tonight for a quick spin down to the store and back, so far so good, no leaks, before the fix I would have oil on my shoes. I am confident in the fix, the dealer quoted me 6 hours labor at $70/hour. I plan on writting to Suzuki to complain.
Thanks again guys!
On anothr note my wife and I hit a deer on our trip last year up to Utah, 5k worth of damage to the front of my 4Runner, can't imagine hitting one on a bike, glad to hear you came out ok.