I've had my '01 for about 8 weeks now I have new Pilot Power 3 tires on it. I have the stock rear shock, preload turned up all the way. I was bopping along my favorite deserted highway, doing a nice fun pace, maybe 8/10ths. I was wearing my Klim pants, instead of my pants with pucks. I was hanging off pretty good, but definitely do not want holes in my Klim pants. Scraaaatch. Took me by surprise. I haven't scraped pegs on anything in like, forever. I stopped ant the first intersection to look. Sure enough. I figured if I can do one, I can do the other. Have to have a matching set, you know. There was a nice clean right hander ahead. I scraped the right peg pretty good. Like I said, I haven't scraped a peg on anything for quite a while. This old Interceptor and I just get along really well. I'm not going to push it any further. I don't really know if I'll ever do that again. But this old bike is so stable, and holds the road so well. What a great machine. I bought it on its reputation. It's lived up to that rep, and then some.