When I left my driveway for West Virginia, I felt like I was trying to control a stubborn elephant. But I buffed the rear spring and added the fork brace... And this morning it felt good! It's still heavy, but doesn't feel unstable. Though I did ride easy, cause what I forgot to account for was taking my laptop to work. So I basically set it on top of everything and road easy. At least it didn't break the camel's back.
So, after work... I'm riding to Alaska.