Despite the frigid temps again this morning (-21C) I threw on the layers and headed out to the garage to mount the rear shock. Since swapping out the Penske, the bike had been propped up via the old standby, the "hunk of wood". Nice to get rid of that and put the new shock on.
According to JRi, this is the first EX650 shock they have built. If mine is anything to go by, they know their stuff! Click on the link to the right to check out their site and the products they have to offer.
While I was at it, I mounted the bellypan, which was taking up some space inside. It is the final "test fit" (once the exhaust was reinstalled) before I finish it.