I've been riding my new-to-me 2010 990 Adv for around 4 months now and, other than adding a pair of heated grips, have been running it as I bought it. I figure it's time to add some protection before I break the stock skidplate and cause some expensive damage. I'd also like to have a plan for the rest of the changes, and I know others out there have already figured out what works well offroad. Please chime in if you have any suggestions for setting a 990 up right for reasonably hard offroad riding. March 30, 2014 update. I've made it down the list of mods a bit, have found a few more weaknesses. Diet Remove one front caliper/rotor (possibly replace stock cylinder with SE version) In the mail, including the se cylinder....looking forward to seeing how this changes the feel of the suspension 2-1 exhaust (cj + fmf) Lithium ion battery (not sold on this item at the moment) Canisterectomy (tunecu + cover plates etc.) Done Lose the crash bars - plus rburkat noticed that his had started to kink the frame eventually (find carbon guards if vanity demands) Done....too many scratches already to worry about vanity, lol Armour/Protection Skidplate (Motoventure - checking to see if they provide a rubber spacer) Installed and no complaints. Haven't decided about the centre mounts, may cut them off this week before the Desert 100 Rear brake master cylinder guard (Blackdog) Handguards (still like Barkbusters) Side stand relocation + switch bypass Done...no complaints Steering Steering damper- (mostly sold on Rallemoto RM1, have some questions into them) This will be the next thing I get after my front wheel is sorted. I'm going to get the Rallemoto RM-2 as it has more adjustments and will work with my risers. Suspension Go see Konflict or Riders Edge.Had it done by Konflict. New heavier spring in the front and re-valve. Tried it out in Squamish last weekend and it felt good in the rocks, big improvement. Will see how it feels with more speed next weekend Lighting Look at the Brittania Composites fairing with the projector HID's when it comes out. I've seen the prototype up close on Lica's bike and it looks great..I'm completely sold on this solution. Gear Ratio Go from the 990R stock 16/42 to 16/45 when replacing chain and sprockets in the spring. Buy a 17 for highway trips. Look at dirttricks. Done...used the stock sprockets and a heavy DID chain. It turns out the last owner was running 17/42, so 16/45 is a massive improvement offroad Range ADVRALLYTANK - Plastic aux. tank Bought the tank on flea market, waiting till some more pressing mods are done [/B]Misc[/B] Better mirrors, doubletake or similar. Done SE swingarm chainguide. More aux lighting, depending on base set-up. Air bleeders for forks (have shock sox). Done Better footpegs. Done...went with SW Motech. I really like the lower position compared to stock (maybe 3/4"lower. They're cast aluminum and I found that the outside edge is a bit slippery, so might square of the outside row of teeth a bit Cooling fan sensor + 2nd stock fan (summer upgrade) Improve if Broken Rims Argh....discussed below Handlebars (or if starting to get sore wrists - my heated grip is jb'd to it, so not happening right away!!) High fender......ya, it'll have to go eventually, or risk being torn off. Keeping the nice white one for a while, though. In the mail with my single disk parts I've broken the turn signals a couple of times now and will be looking for something more durable to replace them, too.