I had a rush of adreline and a big grin on my face from the pleasure of experiencing the sweat of my labor. I installed 04 gxer 1000 shock. It felt extremely planted and stable even at high speeds, the tire felt planted going over expansion joints and bumps.One thing I should mention. The shock is noticeably shorter then stock and I need to make shorted dogbones.I tried to add more preload but that only makes the bike extremely harsh. I am still happy with the mod and on the freeway felt a new kind of affection for this little cult bike.