The last thread about this, morphed into venders. I am going to show pictures of a short ride and mention a spring supplier so we will see where this one ends up. To refresh your memories, I assume some of you will ride the 800 gs off pavement and may have an interest as to how they do in that respect. I have been kind of critical of the front suspension but after 850 miles I have detected that it has gotten more compliant so I thought a short dirt road ride might be in order to test it out. The ride to the old fire lookout not far from my house seemed to be a good place to start Got the feeling it won't be long before some idiot topples it. Anyway the view is great. That body of water in the background is Melones reservoir, one of California's larger ones. The Quarry in the foreground has been in continual operation since 1854, first producing marble which was used in reconstruction of SF after the 1906 earthquake. It also supplied a granite block laced with gold meant for the Washington Monument, but went down with the clipper ship, "Yankee Clipper". Now a producer of limestone. The road getting there is pretty typical of the western slope of the Sierra and the source of the problems I have with the suspension: This stuff raises havoc with the front suspension on my 800. The jarring is not as bad as it was before, but still bad enough to cause unintentional throttle application. It is also accompanied with a plastic, hollow, clacking sound that emphasizes each impact. While compliance over the small stuff is poor, it deals with the larger stuff very well. So I have ordered a set of Hyperpro front springs because they worked well on my old TDM that was having similiar issues. I "think" the noise I am hearing as the suspension works over the sharp jolts may be the plastic spring guide that is inside the existing spring, as it rattles around. Don't know if it is required and may take it out. If anyone is having similiar issues I will report back on my progress.