650 3 week report
With two weeks of actual riding (had to travel out of town without the bike for a week) it's going in for the initial service at 700 miles.
Hate to spend the money like that but I don't have the tools and only limited time. I could of bought a fair set of tools with the money saved, I'm sure.
The bike is still 100% stock, including the replacement turn signal indicator (an unfortunate driveway incident but at least I now know how heavy a 400+ lb motorcycle is).
I seriously have to do something about that windscreen. Looking at it, it appears to be catching a few bugs, but then again, so is my face shield. Wind noise seems substantial as well. Cross winds suck as others report, but passing trucks and other large vehicles doesn't present any significant additional buffeting at 70-85 mph. I thought my first add on would be a top case but it's going to have to be a different windscreen if raising it doesn't help (I'm a short 5'8").
I'm still undecided about lowering the bike. What do I give up by lowering it 3/4"? Does the gel seat change the seat height? Stock, I'm standing on the balls of my feet with my heels just off the ground. The height and riding position are putting me above most cars, almost eye level with many SUVs and otherwise providing nice visibility.
The first evening I flew back into town, I was out on the road if that gives any indication as to how much I'm enjoying the ride...oh yeah, at 57 mpg on my Strom, those hybrid cars can stay in the dealer lot!