Yo , just joined , thought VV threads were long dead . Glad folks are still monkeying with them . Got my '17 last July . Perfect bike for ME . Spend more time on the seat than the pegs . And happy to go 45 mph on pavement (sometimes the shoulder) . Made my own skid plate , luggage rack (MOLLE style) and windscreen/tablet mount . The bike does most of the over hiway in the back of the Van , yes a Van VANVAN . Sure I've bottomed the front , thinking the next thicker oil should work . And for my "style" of riding we'll be putting on a smaller front sprocket . Get 1st gear down to walking speed .