Congratulations on the new bike. Looks like you got a good deal. I am a tightass and buy my gear at motorcyclecloseouts.com. Everything you should know about the bike can be found on stromtrooper.com. Just spend some time and look at the sticky threads. When you say "is there anything I should be aware of" do you mean problems? If so, not really any problems except for the buffeting issue that can be fixed by the madstad. Other than than that, it is an extremely well made bike. Ride a bit, buy some stuff to make it better and be careful. It is top heavy for someone who is new to a bigger bike.