Really! Moving the weight back and up left the bike feeling easier to bank over, especially in a left-right-left sort of twisty stretch. And much easier to wheelie! Jeez, I loved this bike before, but it feels like it lost 40 lbs, and it's hard to stop grinning when I'm blasting around on this thing. I have seen some discussion here about potential drawbacks to raising an 8 lb battery to a higher location in the chassis. It turns out that the dynamics of motorcycle chassis performance involves much more than where the CG is located. When Honda first debuted the NSR 500 in 1984, their engineers thought they had designed a real game-changer by putting the heavy fuel tank under the engine, and the light, thin-walled exhaust pipes under the traditionally located fuel tank shell. They were wrong. The bike handled sluggishly, resisted quick transitions, and pushed the front end badly into corners. They learned that when the rider counter-steers the bars, and we feel the bike leaning over, what actually is happening is we are steering the wheels out from underneath the bike. The heavy fuel tank was resisting this process, and turned sluggishly. Under braking, without the weight of the fuel above the engine, not enough weight transferred to the front wheel, and it pushed wide through the corner. Well, anyway, I'm having a blast with the way it makes the bike feel, and I would recommend this mod to anyone who pushes their bike hard.