A little update: He got the bike registered and insured. He drained and replaced the fuel. He has taken it for a couple of rides in his small town, and says it runs as smooth as a sewing machine. Even with the aftermarket exhaust, it's quiet. The part that concerns me is that he hasn't bothered to get the motorcycle endorsement on his license. He says he doesn't have time to do the MSF course, and doesn't want to ride through cones at the DMV. At least he bought a full face helmet from the BMW dealer. Good advice. I was about to sell my Aprilia and get a smaller dual sport, but I think I will keep it for a while so I can do some rides with him. We will probably ride into the Sierra and do some fishing. My wife and I have the Sena SMH5, which is the bottom of the line from Sena. They work OK, but cut out often for just a few seconds. I'm afraid to do the software update due to reports of the units failing altogether after the update. This might be a good idea for a Christmas gift for him.