Another mod if you are a bit short in the leg is fit the rear shock from an R100R, it lowers the seat about an inch and reduces the swinging arm movement giving longer shaft life, my last shaft did over 100,000 miles, many of those overland with luggage. Avon Distanzias give good life and reasonable handling on road.
New jets and needles in the carbs every 50,000 miles give a few more mpg.
They are one of the best all round bikes ever made.
If gaffer tape doesn't fix it then you haven't used enough tape