By far the most important modification I've made for my TW riding enjoyment has been upgrading helmets. With my open face helmet the sound was terrifying at speed (over 60 mph) and shoulder checks on the highway felt potentially life threatening. I had been avoiding highway speed as much as possible and felt relief that I had survived unavoidable stretches of highway when I dared to venture on one. Recently, I bought a full face, modular helmet, a Shoei Neotec. It's honestly like putting my head in a Lexus. Quiet and stable. I no longer harbor personal reservations regarding the touring potential of the TW. I'm not coveting a bigger bike (for reasons of noise and vibration--maybe still a bit for more power to ride with friends with even more capable road-riding bikes). I now actually enjoy and seek out the "bigger roads" with my TW. This greatly expands my cruising range for day trips. I'm not necessarily suggesting we need to go out and spend for a helmet the price of a complete set of CycleRacks with bags (though I'm glad I did). But, I encourage us to give some thought regarding how helmet choice might be influencing opinion of the TW and subsequent road-riding habits and to include your choice of helmet under TW-related equipment, like the DMOs, Jimbos, and Shinkos we're always talking about. I'd also like to hear about helmet preferences of those riding predominantly off road. I'd suspect that, ideally, a rider might benefit from a couple of helmets, depending on the day's adventure. One size might not fit all!