For the first 500 miles the iPod unit was a solid addition, as was the speaker and amplifier upgrade, boosting the volume enough to be heard at highway speeds (unless there was a headwind). Then, in the heat of California’s Central Valley, the stereo started to “lose” the iPod occasionally. I checked the connections, but it was just some sort of overheating, which eventually infected the right speaker, causing it to cut out intermittently. The radio still worked flawlessly, but that pales after the personalized, commercial-free experience that is an iPod. The bike is due for another service, so we’ll have it checked out before next issue. The brakes are still awesome, but it seems like the ABS is kicking in easier than previously. I’m going to check the brakes for warping at the next service as well. It could just be that I’m so comfortable on pushing it now that I’m neared the ragged edge on a regular basis.