So, I'm enjoying daydreaming about what my ST will become. I'm just not sure what that actually is. As a few of you may know, I'm riding the CDT this August. I'm not saying I bought this bike specifically for this ride, but I'd be lying if I said I haven't romanticized (ala Motorcycle Diaries) about bombing wide open fire roads on this classic airhead. All that being said, I've read the various fork swap/upgrade threads and I'm left feeling like I don't know which way to go. I'd like to improve the front end of the ST, but I'm not sure all the trouble/cost of a non GS front end would be worth it for me. My ST is my only bike, and will serve many purposes. City bike, fire road explorer, long distance traveller. I know that people say to just leave the bike as is, and buy a KTM/KLR/blah blah for the off road stuff. Truth is, I'm not in any hurry to get ANYWHERE and don't plan on racing. In addition, if people are that concerned with keeping an ST stock, they should buy one for themselves. So-I'd like to upgrade the front end for the occasional dirt dalliance, make it nice and stiff for twisty bumpy paved roads (I do live in Oakland, after all), keep the ride height as close to stock as possible, and not break the bank with a swap. GS front end slid up into the triples, with upgraded inserts? WP super Gucci? KYB? How did you guys decide on what forks to use? Dang, I feel like I need a flow chart!