We are replacing the oem with KYB currently with some really impressive parts from Camel. Took apart the old forks and the hard type III anodize to my surprise is holding up. The fluid was really dirty so I made the assumption that they had gone bad but not so. Have to have a look see if something else is going on. Cody is over 200lbs and the bike is here, it is quite evident that the skid plate has rubber on it from the tire.