I have been busy last couple of days. I have installed the heavy duty front spring, and the steering mod I picked up from Claude last weekend. This job requires almost all the plastic to be removed which is a job in itself. I also installed a new front tire. I used a Bridgestone Battleaxe 130/70 17 rear tire. I have one on my R11 rig with over 8k miles with almost no wear. My friend Bill has one on his 1150RT with over 12k miles and very little wear. This tire does require a slight modification to the rear front fender to prevent rubbing. On the LT and RT this amounted to drilling a new top screw hole about 3/8" back from the original. The next job will be to install the 175/55 17 car tire on the stock rim. A couple of people have done this with good results by using 6 - 8mm of spacers and longer lug bolts. I will let you know how it works!