Hi all, I thought I start a new thread for discussion of various suspension options for the CRF1000L. To me, the OEM suspension feels a bit basic. The rear wheel skips over bumps, and it's just generally lacking that "plush" feel that the WP on my KTM Adventure has. One immediately obvious problem is that the suspension sags too much. If we aim for a rider sag of about 30% of total travel, I've found that I need the preload to be wound up to nearly maximum to achieve this. And then of course the static sag is wrong, and there's no scope for adjustment when carrying a passenger and/or luggage. So basically the spring rate is wrong. I've measured the fork springs with a view to getting a new set made. The dimensions are: Length: 435 mm OD: 40-39 mm ID: 31-30 mm There's a slight taper so that the diameter is about 1mm less at one end of the spring. There's also a 417mm spacer tube fitted above the spring. As for the options, I've been told Andreani make replacement fork springs and also a cartridge kit. For the rear, I think we have a choice between: Touratech - £1050 (link) Wilbers - £825 (link) Ohlins - £875 (link) Nitron - £820 (link) (any more? please comment if so) (edit - I've added prices for those products I know about. Where there's a choice of spec, I've gone for the higher end, with remote preload adjuster if it's an option.) Has anyone got any experience of these shocks, good or bad? Please let us know below! Personally, I'm thinking of getting new springs for the forks, and an Ohlins for the rear. Then if the forks still need work, I can think about adding a catridge kit. The other option is a new spring and a revalve for the OEM Showa shock - again if you have experience of this please let us know.