well i dont have the bike yet, i have my crashed 06 r6S and plan on build a track 08 r6. i dont think $1,000 is too much to spend pn the read suspenion. ive seen that shock for sale for $1600 so i was thinking since i could save $600 now itll be worth it later. i plan on keeping this bike for a LONG time and plan on tracking it 1-2 times a month. plus i dont wanna put money into the one thing and end up upgrading it later. also i dont have the tools to revalve the shock so the money i can save on labor i can spend to just buy the best shock out there.