I see you are still riding with a blank license plate! Joe made the 90 mile trip from my place to his house with no plate, I wouldn't have gotten to the city limits without being pulled over.
The bike looks great, I like the black boxes.
I had several things that I did not like about the BMW, for one I couldn't get excited about working on the bike, it was just too german.
All the electronics on these bikes just scared me.
The biggest thing I did not like about the Dakar was feeling so insulated from the feel of the road or trail, I felt disconnected with no feedback, just too plush, maybe the engine being so quiet threw me off, I don't know, it just didn't do it for me.