Welcome MNValk! I assume you're in Minnesota? Do you have some pics of your bike to post? Lots of good information to be had here, and if I couldn't find information on the internet, the guys here sure knew the answer. I urge you to go to YouTube and watch as many videos as you have time for. You will learn a lot. And peruse this forum in depth, as almost any question you might have has been asked and answered.
I've only had mine for about 6 weeks, and am just now getting used to it and making it mine, as you said.
Looking forward to your input here.
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