A front disk brake would be nice - a tachometer would be WONDERFUL. Alas it works fine the way it is. Skid Plate: When I get into a corner and need an obsolete / hard to find item, I go to ebay and ask everyone that has dimantled parts for sale from the same bike, "I need (what ever part...) would you have one for sale?". Everyone, without fail, will answere the question. One out of 15 will say yes and asks a low price. Everyone Wins!