I just wanted to report, that thanks in a very large part to my friend Bill (Billd from this site), I now have my Ohlins on my 2000 LT. I had a problem with running my battery down two weekends ago, and in the process or trying to restart my bike, the starter relay froze open and drained the battery, (the battery nearly exploded btw). Since we had to tear the bike down and take the tank off to get to the relay to replace it, we decided to go ahead and install the new Ohlins I had purchased last winter. We also did a nearly complete service on it too, I might add. In any event, all I can say is the Ohlins transform the bike into a totally different ride. WOW, is word that comes to mind. It is hard to believe the change in the bike. Sort of like going from a soft riding luxury car, and turning it into a roadster! Wished I would have done it sooner. Again, I can't thank Billd from here enough for all his help. BTW, the actual time doing the shocks was about 2 1/2 hours, and a good deal of that was stripping it down and reading the directions from other posts on this site.