kwoot: 1. Hole in shock. Has not happened yet, I bent the inner fender under a hot stream of water, now it doesn't even need the extra washers. 2. Bike switching off at idle when cold. Has not happened yet. Seems to happen to some but not all of them. 3. Getting the suspension 'dialed in' for most conditions. I have it dialed in and like it. Admit it does feel different than a regular shock. Serious, just like every bike it does have its nags. Overall though, it's a pretty nice package. You'll like it!