Hi folks, I've lurked on here for awhile now, but thought I would introduce myself. I ride a 2002 VFR800 and live in Chicago, IL, USA. We have a new baby in the house, so right now the bike gets rented out on twisted road and riders share more than I ride it myself. Although I am planning to do some commuting to work on the bike to avoid having to take public transit with COVID. I feel fairly comfortable with basic maintenance, and I'm here mostly to see opinions and suggestions on how to tackle maintenance and upgrades. I also try to get to the track (I have a track only 2004 GSXR600) and for less money, less risk, but still plenty of skill building, MiniMoto Racing with a 2000 XR100 and Central Illinois Minimoto. Chicagoland is a waste is terms of good roads - but someone created a VFR800 driftless district - there are some beautifl roads in South Western Wisconsin, a two hour buzz on the freeway from the city. I also use the VFR for research trips, which takes me from Chicago to the east coast and back most summers.