A little 3M Clearmask transparent plastic paint protection may help my cosmetic complaints. Beyond that? I'm still researching the windscreen thing. Suspension? I'm thinking shock and fresh fork oil, in that order. Speaking of oil, the V-four has burned all of 8 ounces of the stuff in 5050 (hard) miles, so I'm swapping the black crud in the crankcase for fresh synthetic 10-weight ahead of the manual-mandated 8000 miles. Getting the filter out without lubricating the neighboring exhaust header may be tricky, but it's a whole lot cheaper than paying a dealer. The book calls for fresh 80w final-drive fluid at 16,000 miles, but the stuff that's in there looks grim enough for a change at 5000 or so as well. Those of us who agonize about strange mechanical noises-aka me-suspect the high-load, low-rpm clatter has something to do with Honda's adjustable balance shafts; more details next time. And though the standard Bridgestone BT020 radials still stick amazingly well, the rear is just starting to square off. The original-equipment 020s allegedly last longer, especially in the rear, but we shall see. For now, it's time to go riding.