Thanks for replying!I never did finish the project. It's been about 2 years since I fooled around with it. I think that my last thoughts were that I was having problems with the shock issue. I know that I did buy a Superhawk shock, but I don't remember what I concluded with that. I think it made the bike sit a little taller, which I guess wouldn't be bad either. I also have another problem, which is that my hawk gt sssa has no internals, but this 97 vfr sssa i have does. the problem is that it seems that the parts are basically "frozen" in the sssa and i can't get the internals in it to free up. I've looked at drawings and basically everything should just come out, but it doesn't. grrr. anyways, my brother just picked up a hawk gt so we'll be doing some work with it, restoration basically, but I have a feeling that this will (crossing my fingers) motivate me to get back to work on the f2. my biggest problems is money for parts needed.