Just got back from the first tour on my 03'. 2500 miles thru Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Was very pleased to average 46 mpg. ;D Had the bike loaded down with camping gear etc. Coming out of a little rest area in White Sulphur Springs Montana I killed the motor while making a slow left hander onto the highway. Wasn't able to save it and had a zero mph tipover (embarrasing). Bent the clutch lever, scratched the upper and lower fairing. (UGH) :-[ Was wondering if anyone has switched to a smaller front sprocket to to gain low end throttle response? If so have you kept track of your gas mileage? ??? P.S. I waited to straighten the clutch lever until I got home, afraid it would break. IT DID!! :-/ Was camped at the KOA in Red Lodge Montana and a guy walks over to talk about VFR's. Turns out it is "Diesel Drive", who is also a contributor to this site. Even though he has recently switched to a Yamaha, it was still fun to talk with someone I had known on-line. I would appreciate a reply if you have any info on the sprocket change and its effect on gas mileage, or any other mods that might help.