Here's a commonly used Condition Inspection Checklist. It's also helpful prior to your FAA airworthiness inspection. (courtesy Randy Pflanzer)
Anti-Splat Nose Gear Modification
From Tom Briden: I recently installed this AntiSplatAero.com product on my RV8A. There have been 67 "tip overs" in the tricycle models, some fatal, mostly due to soft field nose wheel penetrations into depressions and holes. This product should prevent that type of occurrence. See his web site (below) for more info. Alan is a real talented, helpful person.