I bought a barely used set of 130/142s from an inmate here in November to replace my failed ESA shock on my 2009 GS with 48k miles. I had been talking to Ted Porter about ESA shocks when the TFX shocks showed up in the flea market. Originally he mentioned that the TFX were better but I had wanted to stay with ESA. When the TFX ones appeared, I emailed Ted about them. He was really helpful and said I would be getting a great deal on the TFX ones. I really appreciated that he took the time to answer questions about shocks that wouldn't be purchased from him. He was familiar with them since he originally sold them. I just got the bike out of storage this week so haven't really ridden much on them yet. Anyone have some suggestions on how much to adjust preload when riding with luggage or a pillion? The manual adjustment stuff is all new to me.