wise words.Oh, I'm not ever getting rid of this VROD, Wingloader! I did that once. Not happening again. I have it just about where I want it. If anything, I'll add one. Yes, I installed an Unlimited Engineering 5.2 gal tank in it. It was well worth the purchase price, not to have to look for fuel every 80 to 100 miles. The windshield is worth it's weight in gold. But it still won't prevent the occasional June-bug in the forehead. Even with a full face helmet on. At some point you're gonna open the shield and WHAM! Welp on the forehead time. LOL! As for the helmet thing. I never ride with a skid lid. I look much cooler with all of my face attached. I grew up wearing helmets for racing. So I'm more comfortable in them. People should have that choice I believe. I choose to wear a good helmet. 3/4 minimum. In play mode. It's full face. I wouldn't worry about fitting in or looking a certain part. You bought the bike for you. Who cares what anyone else thinks about it? Just have fun with it at your own pace. In your own way.