There was a rush to early 80s bikes that was just intense: like a 100 watt tube amp at high volume, it was something better experienced than explained. Peak horsepower was like cookies in a jar that that was hard to reach, but when it came on the cams, things got moving. Over the time of ownership, I went with a stage three jet kit, ignition advance, and Supertrapp slip-ons, and the back to a Stage 1 kit to get the airbox back after installing a set of cams from a 1000 Concourse. That was probably the most useful engine mod, with a much more tractable powerband stemming from these efforts. I also scored a set of Daytona cast iron floating rotors, along with stainless lines; a significant improvement. Of the many bikes I've had, this is the one I would most like to have back. In my mind it is always emblematic of a special period of my life.