Yes, I'm sure my comment was confusing. These were my words meant only to articulate how I understood it, and never attributed directly to TD. There has been some clarification in the background, and I can confidently say they never actually said to mix fluids. An easy misinterpretation for those not part of the original conversation with TD. Glad this is settled and behind us now.
I'm looking forward to the install and sharing what I anticipate being a much better performing bike.
Yeah, I don't know about the rear shock. Adjusting preload made a huge difference for mine, but it still leaves a lot to be desired. Unless a relatively easy/inexpensive mod comes along, I'm going to wait for my next bike to improve suspension any further. I'm at the point now where it just doesn't make since to continue putting upgrade money into the CBR500r.
2008 Ninja 250r (passed down within the family)