On the way to a bud's to install it, I tried to feel everything in the road on the way over. It was a short ride; all of about five miles. Well, we got the thing on in about 1/2 hour and one beer. I shortly left to return home via the same route. All I can say is "DAMN!" It is amazing what that thing does for a bike. Any jolt I had felt before is virtually eliminated. I gotta play with it during the day, of course, but my initial impression is that this is a MUST for any bike in the future. Seems like manufacturers woulda figured this out a long time ago and offered these things from the factory; I see why they are "stock" on many newer bikes. Simply said -- it seems to make the bike much more safe and stable. Again, A+ for Scotts. Anyone thinking about taking the plunge, by all means, jump!