I purchased my GS a few months ago and was horribly disappointed from day one. I had hoped the suspension would have been more, well, dirt worthy. Keeping in mind the bike is tuned for a 185 lb rider I know the suspension would be a little soft for my weight but holy crap was it bad. I was easily able to bottom the forks and was having hard time on road just getting it into a corner without counter steering and hanging from the bar ends. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o> </o> I decided to start with new springs. I found a set of Hyperpro progressive fork springs with a matching shock spring. For $286 shipped to my door I had a set from EPM Performance-http://www.wilbersusa.com/hyperpro-springs.htm Klause there was great helping me out. The rate of the new spring is ~.64-.78 vs the stock .48. I do not know what the rear spring is but I need no preload now. Installations was easy, directions thorough. <o> </o> My only concern was the length of the Hyperpros being 5mm shorter than stock. Installed the ride height was same. The Hyperpros were a bit soft in the first 2 travel so I decided to add some preload to get into the firmer rate sooner and keep the right amount of sag. After some advice and material from Cisco I decided to use the old spring to add preload. I added 1.25 of old spring on top of the spacer after some trial and error. I could have had Cisco machine down some pipe to the right diameter and lengthen the stock spacer but wanted to get out riding. If you go this route you need 40mmX3mm tubing in whatever length works for you. No coil binding after measurement for you nay sayers. <o> </o> My first impression was scarry! It now rides like a dirt bike. It easily enters corners with a slight lean yet hold a good line all the way through. No high speed wobble. It maintains road contact great. The front does ride slightly higher in the stroke but not enough to skip a pothole. The best news is no more diving when braking. <o> </o> The dirt impression was just what I wanted. It now will handle all the bumps and jumps without bottoming. It maintains great contact, no skating. The rear needed no preload and still keeps great contact. The only bad part was going waaay to fast for a 400lb dirtbike. I found myself going too fast since the suspension was set up correctly. <o> </o> All in all I would highly recommend upgrading the springs if you have a little bit of cash. Im sure it would be better yet for a new fork cartridge and rear shock but I didnt have $2000. If you could only afford the front I would highly suggest it. I found EPM had parts for a lot less than Touratechgucchi. <o> </o> Happy riding.