I just had a bunch of stuff done on the bike by Pete at Boss Cycles: - New tyres - Replace shims, check clearances - New camchain - Brake pads and fluids - New chain and sprockets The bike now feels much rejuvenated, the engine feels strong and smooth and I love the feeling of a new chain. I forgot to mention to Pete when I dropped the bike off that I've been running a tooth down on the front sprocket, so he put the standard ones on. No problem, I thought, I'll see how it feels. Well... I don't much like it. The bike has gone from a yelling, screaming, wheelying hooligan machine to a sensible, sedate mile muncher in a snap. I'm used to doing 4800rpm on the freeway and seeing 120 on the clock but knowing I'm legal, but now I'm doing 3900rpm and seeing 105. It just feels so much slower. I'm tapping my fingers and toes in frustration. Getting around town I used to be able to chug around in 4th or drop into 3rd to get a party going at the back wheel if I needed it... Now 4th is way too high, and 3rd wallows down if I open the throttle at 60. More importantly, the bike just feels a bit.... boring. Maybe it's because I've been riding the CD250U around, which is eye-popping fun at any speed. I'll wait this out another week or so, just to get used to it, and if I still don't like it I'll whip a smaller sprocket on the front and be done with it. Just thought I'd mention this 'cause the feel of the bike is dramatically different and anyone else whose lower gears feel a bit too tall might benefit from changing the gearing too.