Haha, now things are getting very interesting. I notice you are in California.. did you take the Irvine class or the one in San Mateo? If it was last fall, I may have actually been there assuming it was in Irvine.
You're right in that he has an St3 R now.. actually, I'm the one who broke it in for him and the reason I went and bought my own :P He agrees that it has a horrible turning radius and is quite interested in the modification, but he wants me to try it on mine first :P We just live about 25 mins from eachother, so we're both testing out things to find out what we want on our respective bikes. I just bought and installed the GSG sliders, he's gonna get some now. He just got his suspension modified so I'm looking at that, and I've got a set of shortened Two Brothers exhaust on the way, so he'll check those out when I get them.
If you dont mind me asking, what did you think about the class? Do you feel that it was worth it, if so, in what way? Any of the techniques still sticking with you? Very interested in feedback. Its not often I get to talk to a student well past the fact.