I just installed a low mileage DL1000 rear shock on my '08 ABS 650 and it works great. Dampening of the shock is better (floating piston) and it has an increase spring rate. I bought the shock off Ebay for $80. Installation is a pain in the @ss if you have ABS but worth the effort. Non-ABS bikes will have no problems. Everything bolts right up and you would be hard pressed to see the difference. Bike sits higher in the rear and I like the look.