Definitely a nice bike, but to be honest, the price is high. You typically don't get your money back on mods. They're custom to you, not the new owner. I bought a new FZ-1 for $7500. Granted no mods, but now it is fully custom to me and I know I'll lose most if not all the money I put in it...
Currently running stock gears (going to 16T front on Friday) but w/ all my other mods, I can lift the front in 2nd gear at 4.5k rpms w/ just a blip of the throttle. Doesn't come way up, but 4-6 inches w/ no issue, not clutch involved.
I ride w/ my V1 all the time.
Currently i have a mount that connects to my windscreen and holds the V1 securely and have a couple Powerlet jacks on the bike for power.
The problem you'll have is hearing it. You won't. You'll also need to get a Radar Screamer as well or constantly be looking...
I don't get why people say you can't do the flies w/o a pc3 or 5. I've gutted, cut the airbox, blocked the ais and cut my flies down and haven't flashed or put in a pc3/5.
would it benefit me, sure, but does it hurt not to have it, no. My bike runs much better than stock w/ no side effects...
I'm in NW Ohio but easy enough to meet in Columbus or somewhere in between...possibly Theils Wheels in Upper Sandusky or closer to Columbus.
My schedule is nuts but post up some good dates and we'll figure something out.