I back you 100% on that one ! I got the 270 front rotor and brakes became so much better ! I am also one of those who like to spend money on stuff to my bike, and sure some of the stuff is unnecessary but alot of the stuff makes the bike more tailored for my riding style. I have been riding for over 20 years so I pretty much know what I'm looking for. But I understand the talk above...many riders buy stuff they dont even know what it's good for. And that was my point! I don't mind that people get the stuff, but this absurdity that if they don't get this or that , then well, hey, the bike is unridable! Just drove me over the cliff! Personally, I have raced for 35+ years and stock , in most cases, is best for mortals. If you need a $1000 dollar pipe, you would be better off buying new tires for every other weekend or getting some lessons. But that doesn't help the bling factor that a lot of vets like, since they really can't race all that well. JS7, that's another story! He's from planet X I think! Sorry for the rant.