I'm finally getting around to having the rear shock on my '98 KLX300 serviced and was looking for recommendations. I did the Race Tech Gold Valve on the forks, replaced the springs with 0.44 kg/mm rate and was very pleased with the results. My first inclination is to buy the Gold Valve for the shock and have a reputable shop install and set it up for my height, weight, and [lack of] riding style, since I have no desire to amass a collection of specialized shock tools. I would like to hear from anybody who has had experiences (good or bad) with a suspension shop in the SoCal area. I live in San Diego North County but don't mind driving a couple of hours in any direction to save some money or find a better shop. Race Tech (in Pomona) shows $85 + parts on their website which sounds reasonable. I guess I could ship off my shock to another part of the US but it seems that the shipping costs would add significantly to the cost of the service. I typically ride desert/dunes (Glamis/Gordon's/Ocotillo) in the winter, trails and the occasional MX track in the spring/summer/fall so compression, rebound adjustability is a must. I'm 170 lb., 5'10" in the morning, and at a beginner/intermediate level. Any input is appreciated, thanks.