If you're missing the top rubber insulator, you definitely need them and make sure the orientation of the spring is correct i.e the notch on the upper spring seat is 180 degrees to the strut to hub mounting bracket
i have the notch inline with link mount bracket.. also does it make a difference which way the bearing goes in.. the coloured side in or out..? and do i tighten top down to bottom or does it need a torquing?
also what do you mean top rubber insulator?
have been reading for days.. can't find much.. she looks awesome now.. sits nice with gts and ssls.. but need to load her and some times tow.. just changed rear tyres as it had a bubbled left rear on inside side wall.. put 275s as the 255 where sretched on..
have installed a caddy draw and rear bars.. so will have that weight permanently.. so thinking slhds.. i know are compatible with gtsports.. but maybe standards or rasied hds might be better.. but don't know if they will work with short shocks..?