This is a weird one, but worth passing on. After installing an '06 ZX6 shock and setting the compression and rebound at about midpoint, I noticed I can stop quicker using the back brake on dirt & gravel roads now. I tend to run into corners at the ragged edge and frequently lock up the rear brake dirt-bike style. With the FZ's street tires this usually results in a massive slide with little traction from the rear and a sudden realization you're not on knobbies in Kansas anymore. But with my present set-up, I get a shudder from the rear accompanied by amazing traction. After thinking about it, I believe I am "packing up" the rear with too much rebound and the compressed shock action forces the rear tire down into the surface rather than sliding on the top. This doesn't happen on pavement and I could easily eliminate it by backing off the rebound, but I kind of like the simulated rear ABS for off-road.