Well I had my first real test with the Elka with all adjustments in the middle, manual preload at 11mm, bottom clevis at 10mm, and the hydraulic preload at 33 clicks. This is with a full set of Caribou luggage empty, sag is set at 34mm. So on my way to work I took my unusual route which takes me on some back roads that have some good dips on them. 2 are singles, and 1 is a double dip With the stock shock the bike would bottom out on one of the deep singles going 35mph. Bottom hard and scrape the bash plate. So I took it at the usual speed of 30mph, and the bike did not bottom or bounce me off at all. I made a U-turn and hit it again at 40mph, again no bottom or excessive rebound, I was getting really happy at this point. Again I made my U-turn and hit it going 50mph right down the middle where its at its deepest part. The bike did hit harder this time, front hit hard, but did not bottom (don't have new springs and gold valves installed yet) and the rear compressed quite a bit, but it did not bottom out with the classic clunk and scrape of the stock shock. This satisfied me and put a smile on my face, so I headed towards home to try the double. About 1 block from my house I came up on the deep double dip. I hit is at about 25mph since my confidence was up from the previous test. Bike took the dips like nothing! With the stock shock the rear would compact when hitting the second dip and bottom with a huge Clunk and scrape from the skid plate at 15mph. I did a U-turn and hit the double dip at 30mph, the bike hit hard but still did not bottom out. This is the first test since the install, I need to play a bit more with it to set it just where I want it. But I am waiting till I get the front done before I mess with the rear anymore.