I'm thinking about doing an upgrade to my motorcycle's suspension and have a question for you motorcycle suspension experts. The bike is a 2002 Suzuki Katana GSX750F and it only has about 10k miles on it. The rear seems fine, my issue is with the front. It seems to be very soft, dives under braking, you can feel it diving in corners and isn't pleasant on rough roads (this part I can deal with, I just want it to handle better).
I did one of those 'Calculate my Spring Rate' things on Racetech's website and it said I should be at .92kg/mm (stock is .62). I'm thinking about going with .90kg/mm springs since I don't race and heavier oils but here's the question. My current forks have adjustable rebound dampening only, no adjustment on the compression side. I can add cartridge emulators to add a compression adjustment (and actually give me some more dampening because stock is non-existant) but I need to know if it's worth it for the type of riding I do. I'm an aggressive street rider at best. I love a good set of twisties but the bike will never see a track day. It's more of an over-glorified sport tourer for me.
So, just go with stiffer springs and thicker/better oils and call it a day or go all out and get the emulators also (are they really worth the extra $$)?