We tour fully loaded much of the time on my '05. I don't notice handling issues as such, but I do strugle with the severely compromised cornering and ground clearance. I have considered the Hyperpro sring only upgrade but am now in 2 minds whether I should go for the complete shock unit upgrade. I'd like to hear from those who have done both, the sping only and the shock complete upgrade, Ohlins, Wilbers etc. Model number, spring rate etc would also be good, as I will possibly order on line from the US. I get the impression that the Wilbers may be the go, but I'm open to good advice. I don't want to sacrifice any adjustable preload functionality, so this must be a feature on any alternative unit. Thanks and best regards, Dennis.