Hello all, Finally got a bike of my own (after a 20 years wait, but thats a whole other story) and now it is time to fix/tune it up and modify it. It is a 99 400f. Owned by two different people. First guy did trail riding (reason for putting bar guards), too much bike, then second guy rode it just for a season, but rarely. Then my wife's uncle got it, and from there I was the one who rode it, then decided to buy it (he has enough with 10 other bikes ) Anyways. I have read the sticky about these bikes up and down, trying to inform myself as much as I can, but would like your tips and advices. The last two years it was ridden about two to three times a year, during the summer. The plastics have bend marks in it, the silencer has a dent under it (more towards the inside, not sure if that is normal, don't see how you could do that if it isn't normal). I know how to start it well, knock on wood, haven't had problems with it. Clutch seems fine too, but I'm not by far a pro rider. So what would you recommend I do, mechanics wise to get this bike in tip top shape. I was going to drop it off to the local dealership but I bought a manual and will do most of the stuff myself (probably not the valves, never done that). Redo top end? I want to be informed so that I would somewhat know if the dealership is ripping me off. I wouldn't mind a new exhaust but call me crazy but I love the look of the stock silencer. Would aftermarket headers work well with stock silencer or is it just wasting money but not switching to a better silencer? I'm ordering brand new plastics, with graphics. Which handlebars seem to work well on this bike, renthal, taper? or is it just personal preference. Got a black seat cover for it too. I am looking at buying the Boysen quick shot. I read that the Ice coolant is good to use on this bike. Wow, I just had verbal diareha, sorry. So mechanics, maintenance, mods, and other input? Thanks a lot Arno Edit: I am thinking of putting white plastics on the bike because I wanted to put the Doug Henry kit on it, but it is not available for this bike. I'm thinking white fenders, with different graphics, anyways, I photoshopped it out to see what it would look like.