I guess the very first thing I will ask is, can anyone confirm that Honda makes their own shocks (which I doubt, but been wrong before)? If they do not, it seems then that there must be some way to cross reference these shocks to at least get the size and mount configuration. With all the shocks in the world, I find it hard to believe that there is not a better "normal shock" that one could use instead of spending $300/shock to either eliminate or at least lessen the chance of a bottom out. Is there really nothing else that will fit? Aside from wondering if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about, this is what I think about at 4AM when I can't sleep (been awake since 2:50).