Did a couple things this week. Bled the brakes, should have when I bought this 07 two years ago. But I can feel a big difference in the quality of the lever feel and stopping. AND put a new Shinko 110/80 705 on the front to match the 4 month old one on the rear. Due to financial constraints I had put a lightly used Metzler 100/90 Next on the front when I got the bike. Can't believe the difference in the handling! This old 'Strom feels more like my old R1100RS I used to have. Surprising how much better things work when you do it right! Lesson re-learned!