This is my first XS650 project. We live 4 miles on gravel. We lightened the bike to approximately 365 lbs. Love the performance/gas mileage, however, we bought the $80.00 shocks from MIKESXS and the bike is entirely too stiff. Momma won't ride!!! This is low budget gravel road cruiser that runs perfect. It just doesn't "ride". Without spending a ton of money, or any major modification, what shocks will bolt on and smooth our ride? I'm 6ft2in 170lbs mommas 5ft 90lbs. I have always perfered a "softer than normal" suspension. Most of our ride is under 60 mph on county blacktop and gravel (poor roads). I have heard 550 Virago, DT250. Any recommendations??