Before you ride your brand-new motorcycle away from the dealer, make sure it is adjusted to you. Get the brake pedal, handlebar angle, clutch and brake levers and engagement points to fit your hands or feet. (See http://motor-cyclecruiser.com/streetsurvival/JustAdjust for tips on setting up your bike to fit.) Set the mirrors so their fields of view barely overlap behind you and give maximum view of the lanes next to you. Make sure all the mirrors' nuts are tight, since a mirror that suddenly swings loose is a major distraction. Other adjustable components may include the windshield, suspension and headlight. Get the dealer's technician to set these components up to fit you, and while he's at it, ask about any questions you have after reading the manual-tool-kit access, fusebox location, how to check oil level (on the stand? dipstick screwed in or just dipped?), where the idle-speed control is, etc.