Rodger that on the whole 'go slow' thing! Thanks for the encouragement on my 'rinky dink' question. You never know what your going to get on the inter-web, but having read through the thread I had a feeling y'all would be cool. I've done a good bit of reading and i've come to the conclusion that it'll probably be fine. Still, I'll take it slow. It is a dual shock setup, with lots of adjustment. That was a good point, and likely to come in handy. The only real doubt i have at this point is the choice of rims. I have a parts bike for this model (nighthawk 250). My plan is to take the 18, 1.85 front rim and lace the back hub to it. i know that 1.85 is less then idea for a back rim, but lots of well known and popular bikes (cb350 for one) ran this size, so I figured it would be ok. Am i wrong about this?