I have wanted to improve the handling of my nine but most dont recomend it. You will still be limited to the flexy chassis and lower on cash. I am going to improve the handling of my by complimenting it with a 2nd bike. Just don't know which one yet! Forks and a rear shock can help but not fix. It will how ever take your $$$ to do it and that could be more $$ for a new edition. I will still not get rid of the 9..