That said though I've done some things folks say are crazy. For insatnace I had an XS1100 full dresser I got super cheap and it had one leaky caliper. Never having rebuilt brakes, nor haaving money or a source of Yamaha parts I simply diabled one caliper and went with single disk on the front. I've been riding bicycles on pavement since I was 5 or 6 and have a god feel for it. I actually barely noticed a difference, but I had guys on the Yamaha boards telling me how insane I was. I'm still alive and aside from one instance where the ex wife was watching,a nd we were both laughing, I never laid that bike down. I made the stupid mistake a couple months after buying it of trying to turn it aroud to park a bit too quickly on wet grass. It has crash bas and no damage, and it happened almost as if in slow motion, I crawled up the high side as I went down laughing at my folly. That bike was fun, but too much bike, what a tank (not to mention at best I got 27mpg).