The ride was awesome. I am still at National Park, so no photos yet (watch out on McCardigan's thread). I really love that front suspension. It took some really big hits and some jumps (well, not huge ones) in it's stride, never once got close to bottoming out. The scenery was stunning and this ride is right up there with the best I've done, for a very reasonable price.
I can now confidently run my airhead at high 3rd gear speeds on deep loose gravel/sand, let's call it a river bed. Tank tracks with with wash outs and ruts, were soaked up really well. My riding definitely went up a notch and should now be close to average.
If I could sort out that slight stall off idle, I would be a happy man. I am also really liking those new Husqvarnas (BMW is easier to spell, that's why I am riding one, or two), that could be a nice commuter with adventure riding duties (checking lotto ticket, again).