Ok I'm sure it's been kicked around a lot before but I have some questions from a newbie 2012 XCT owner, well bought new in July and parked due to shoulder surgery since. Ok I'm reading the Stage 1 flash makes the bikes run cooler, if so what else do I need to do to get the Stage 1 upgrade? Air filter, mufflers or can you go with the flash and filter only for now? Right now I'm thinking of the 1" lowering link, 2" pull back bars and lower windshield to start before spring and it being winter here. Thanks for all your advice helping out this newbie. Oh I really like the new color combo for the 15th Anniversary XCT my old 08 Royal Star Venture was that exact color combo, but this Pearl White looks pretty good too!!!