“If you will ever ride west after 4pm, get a tinted visor”
Or wear sunglasses. Depending on how long you are riding you may end up riding in the dark. Easier to carry sunglasses than two visors IMO.
“The key to comfortable turns is the lean”
The key to turning is to lean. I found the comfortable part only when I slowed down enough before the corner so I could be on the throttle the entire way through it. Getting good at corning is whole book unto itself!
“If possible, just avoid the rain. Your gear and your bike like it less than you do”
Not possible here in Seattle and probably not possible for everyone 100% of the time. For me it’s just another part of riding and I don’t think people should go out of their way to avoid it. Sooner or later you are likely going to do it so I don’t think it should be built up in your mind as a big deal. And it’s really not an issue for most bikes, even my Italian scooter with questionable build quality.
And I’m with Ranette on keeping the registration in your wallet. If the bike was to be stolen I would prefer to still have the registration papers.
But other than that, good list! And welcome back.