I bought a very well-maintained '00 in early February, and though unmolested, I set about to take her back to the point of cleanliness and proper functioning that I've always enjoyed in my cars and bikes. And, as a condo dweller with no shop or garage, I got lucky in having a local DIY motorcycle repair shop available where I could do the work. The following work was done: Teardown to the chassis and engine, and repeated Simple Green & orange-based cleaner cleaning until several tooth brushes and a new dish brush were destroyed. Clean wiring harness sheaths, all cables, etc. Removal of throttle bodies; remember to always clean your V! Replace coolant system pipe O-rings and thermostat. Remove brake calipers and slave masters, all calipers through parts washer, then rebuild. Rebuild clutch, front, and rear brake masters. Install HEL stainless braided brake lines. Install Speedbleeders all around. Fill and bleed brake system. Install Daugherty Motorsports fork cartridge kits and springs. Install Daugherty Motorsports custom rear shock. Install new foot peg brackets and foot pegs. Install Signal Dynamics headlight modulator. Clean instrument panel; install new bulbs. Unplug plugs and connectors, clean, reconnect. Polish Staintune exhaust. Install Roadstercycle R/R kit and harness. Powder coat wheels dark metallic gray, install front w. fresh bearings. Clean brake rotors, install with fresh bolts. Clean and lube chain. Fresh coolant, oil, filter. Install Pro-Bolt stainless fairing fastener kit. Treat all black plastic with Solution Finish; a great product. Some notes: Buy a shop manual. Use the shop manual. Daugherty Motorsports stuff is top-drawer, and Jamie remains a mensch. Install fork seals right-side-up. Solution Finish is incredible on (ex) black plastic. Staintune rules. The millennial bikers hanging around the shop lost their jaws when they heard it fire up w/o restrictor. Bleeding the brakes is no big thing if you have a shop manual. I wouldn't de-link brakes. The rebuilt and properly bled system gives awesome brake power. De-linking wrecks marketability on a bike soon to become a classic. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Gens are destined to become classics. I wouldn't make modifications that aren't easily reversible. Note how the cooling system rubber O-rings had deteriorated; it was only some residual goo from the deterioration keeping coolant in the engine. The rings were hard and brittle. I am reminded from my past of riding with headlight modulators that they increase your visibility very significantly. While you shouldn't rest on this visibility to not do everything you can to avoid collisions, vastly increasing your chances of being seen can only help.