Thanks for the tips, Al...this is a nice site, very helpful people here! Didn't pay enough attention to your avatar to realize you're a Vulcaneer 750 too...Pretty bike! Mine is 2005, black and silver gray w/red pinstripe...subtle but nice.
Thanks again for the good advice. I think I will try to adjust the 12.5" shocks I have, since I can touch the floor with both feet almost flat, and see if I can live with them. I really can't afford to replace them now, anyway, so I'd better learn to ride my monster the best I can the way it is.