Hi, long time reader, first time poster. I am just getting to know my gl, and i've concluded several things, mainly that it needs alot of TLC. for starts, i've decided my 30 y/o air ride is done. have been reading posts and weighing options. rebuolding would work, but seems to me it's designed to fail. the hagon shocks are a nice, easy, complete, expensive solution. i've read of several people trying to use/mod&use other models' monoshocks. most people seem to end with of a resolve that a 650 or 750's shock that's designed for a curb weight of 450-475 lb bike just can't handle a bike that's just shy of 500lb naked, and 550 dressed (which would be the case with mine. so i started thinking bigger. a kawasaki kz1100 has a curb weight of 560, or the zx1100 with a curb weight of 590lb. i found this monoshock on ebay. it appears to have the same mounting characteristics as the gl, but from the pic, i don't know free length, diameter of mounting holes, etc. 1, does anyone have any input on this? i called up my local cycle therapy and he's got a few of these in stock, so i'm going down monday to investigate. if nothing else, (since i haven't pulled my toasted shock off yet) can somebody refresh my mind on the specs i'm going to need to know? and in return i will share what i learn...