Hmm I think I'll call up Race Tech to consult. I'm definitely thinking gold valve emulators and RT fork springs. They have a nice online spring rate calculator but I'd like to double-check it with them.
In other news, I did get in contact with Dave Quinn Cycles for the Hagon rear shock upgrade. Based on all my info they recommended the stock spring rate (110 lbs/in if I recall correctly). The Hagons use progressive springs. They noted that if I didn't like the spring rate after test riding, they'd swap springs out for free, so ORex maybe you outta call 'em up if you think yours are too stiff. Maggie at Quinn's took my order this morning and told me I'll have the shocks tomorrow(!)
I also ordered a SuperBrace. Seems like a simple way to achieve a good benefit.