Truth! The pics my dealer had up of the BG 2013 were taken in their shop under flourescent lights, and it looked... Meh. But in person, it was love. I collect 2-5 compliments daily from strangers.
Now, on to Mods:
My first "Mod" was to my saftey gear. I've been riding a 250cc scoot for a few years, but this is a different ball game. So I upgraded from a Nolan 3/4 helmet (which I loved) to a Shoei Modular FF unit. I got "real" gloves with built in armor, and a set of boots. That was already a good bit of coin, but I'll add some balistic pants and what-not before I do my "advanced rider" courses in a few weeks (aka: the "rider Mod").
Depending on which package shows up first, my next mod will be either the AI delete (from New Bonneville) to stop the pipes turning colors, or my custom storage solution for the rear. Speaking of pipes, do yours GLOW when you're warming up the bike on a dark morning??? Mine are glowing VERY brightly after just 2-3 min of warm-up. I hope that's normal
For storage (which I have to have to use the bike everyday), I'm going to use two Pelican 1430's mounted on MCS brackets/quick-releases in the back. It's not a unique, or beautiful
solution, but it's cost-effective, secure, and I dig the utilitarian asthetic. Plus with the QR brackets I can pull then off in a hurry when I park.
I'll add pics when the UPS man shows...