If I get time, a ride report is coming. 9 days, 1850 miles through mostly 2 lanes in Wisconsin & Michigan. My K1100/Ural worked admirably, but is going to need some modification before the next adventure. Mostly I use my hack as my work truck, carrying me plus about 40 lbs of tools/junk/whatever. It's a bit heavy on the steering, buy nothing I've bothered to change in 2 1/2 years and 25,000 miles. I'm pretty happy that the hack is aligned properly- on average, no pulling, good tire life, and mpg. After returning from our trip, I did finally take Claude's advice & reverse the forks, which did give me a bit lighter steering. Loaded for the trip, it was more like me, plus camping gear for 2, plus my better half. Steering a bit heavier, but still manageable. What is causing me pain is fighting the very variable crown in the roads. The 2 position adjuster on the hack shock is not enough. What are my options? Swaybar? Actuated wheel on the hack? I'm adjusting to the new economy-- right now, I'd rather spend my cash touring and not so much on mods, but.... I have access to a wide variety of skills and tools, but I'll have to know how to explain what I want.