Yep @JRose, you're doing it right. The new rule for me is avoid commuter times on the highways at all costs, and just keep as much distance from cars when I do have to take it at quieter times. I can still feel the force of that truck behind me like it just happened.
Wired up my denali LED's on the 800 today, other than the one light that slid showing some battle scars, they work perfectly. Between that and some goretex patches on the Klim suit and gloves, I'm a big believer in saving for the extra quality.