That's great stuff, Jenny. On a much more mundane and practical vein, it came to my attention that we have a vulnerability that might be easy to address. I'd been trolling around on NC750stuff (that's actually a youtube channel with some great stuff that applies to us). Apparently the countershaft seal on our bikes is vulnerable to damage from rocks and things and is not easy to replace without splitting the case! Adrian (NC750stuff) discovered this on his bike found a solution and made a video: I wrote him, since his wife Wendy rides a CB500x, and asked if it's the same for us and he said that it was. He will point out that the risk of damage is very low, but someone with an NC did have a problem. I'm nearly ready to replace my chain and sprockets so will see if I can do a simple fix and find ways to secure it in place.