Twice on one ride I bottomed out my OEM shock (cranked to the max) riding two-up with my wife. Second time I wasn't even pushing hard - hit a bad bump in the road and it darn near pitched us into a ditch.
Ohlins f/r went on at 8,500 miles. This is now the third bike I've put Ohlins on in a row. Sadly, I think that when I buy a bike from now on I'm just going to factor Ohlins into the purchase price right at the start.
2011 Yamaha WR250R
2012 Ducati Monster
2007 R1200GS (Sold)
IBA # 20880. STFU and Ride.