Re: what would you do differently
I love the saying "ride it like you stole it", which is really just how I ride daily - minus the paranoia.
Whenever I get a new motor, I'm going to just hill climb some overpasses out here that don't have much traffic. Throttle at peak rpm uphill and coast down, lather rinse repeat for 20 mins, 20 mins off. It'll be a while until I could see results, but I feel it'll hold water in the long run.