Thanks for the post.
To address the braking issue...the bike was leaning forward hardcore when I stopped, I think that I used a lot of front brake too, just too much rear too fast. I totally spaced out the plate thing, oh well I don't plan on meeting any cops soon. And I would ride untill it snows but the bike is 90 miles away at my friends garage and I am at the U of M. Florida would be cool but minnesota has the leaves this time and riding is so pretty. Especially when I go home, home to duluth. The north shore of lake superior is great. Anyways later, Taran