Well, since my original post, “09 suspension, are you kidding me” I have updated my bike in a few areas. Mt original impression was not received well by many on this forum. It seems many wanted to believe the hype, even though they hadn’t even ridden one. Many said, “break it in” or, “you must be slow”. I even was told “sell it and change colors”! Well, I know what I know, and it seems now that many, including the guy who told me to change colors, are agreeing. The stock suspension is harsh, soft, headshake, ECT….Turns out I was correct in my initial impression. I accept you apologies. Now for the good news. In between the forks and shock is an amazing motorcycle. So amazing, it is hard to describe. I have read other threads with guys on the fence. I don’t blame you. But if you are looking for a reason to get one, listen up. I sent out my suspension to have a complete re-valve. No springs need for me as I weigh 175. I have to say it took a couple times before they hit the sweet spot. But when they did, wow, it was unbelievable. The entire bike became magical. Turning has never been so easy, ever! NO headshake anymore. No harshness. Just flat out ride ability. This thing is sooo bitchen. Please remember, I was not a happy camper when I first rode it, even after a good break in. Next, I put on a 49 tooth rear, good move. It is a little more jerky, but in a good way. To top it off, I plan on running the MRD exhaust as soon as this weekend I hope. The bike does seem to flatten out on top, this pie should cure that. So in conclusion, I felt it would only be fair to start a new thread complimenting the new 09 after I seemed to ruffle so many feathers. Most people who are serious get a re-valve anyway, so don’t let the stock stuff scare you away. This bike flat out rocks. So much so I almost don’t want to share this info with anybody, I want it all to myself.