I have about 65 miles on my bike and coming from a yamaha 1300 cruiser its a big difference. It is so light to the touch compared to the cruiser clutch, shifter most notable. The seat uuugh when your riding its easy to for get how uncomfortable it is but this has to be priority 1 i am actually taking the bike today or tomorrow to a local guy and see what he can do and i will keep you posted. I think the lights are pretty good for a stock bike myself but i went to the local auto zone to get led turn signal bulbs the connection ends were correct but the bulb its self was just a little to big i might of been able to dremal just enough to make it fit but i would rather do a little search to see what i could find i know you can get the whole signal in led but i would just like the bulb so if anybody finds something let me know. Now with this style of bike and no large wind screen i have to change my helmet full face is probably the best bet for this bike shoei rf1100 is one i have heard good things about but it is all about fit so shopping i will go. Pricing has some factor to it my belief is if the helmet is dot it will or should have the same protection as a $1000.00 one but like i said it is about comfort cause if you are not you won't want to ride. Oh i noticed one more thing i have a size 8 shoe and with the pegs my feet are a little to big i don't know how you guys with larger feet make out. Well i think this post should give you fellow 09ers something to reply to for now.