JMo, I am trying to understand how you increase travel on the oem forks? Won't the slider always be the same overlap into the fork legs or do you fit some kind of spacers to the bottom of the slider to raise it up a bit? Here is a photo of the springs and spacer from the 500X and the 600 Transalp. They are identical in length. I had the exact same amount of travel using both sets of springs. Fitted the longer Transalp springs , but even though they are heavier than standard springs they were way too light for the 500X. Had to change it all back again. Yet in the 600 forks the travel is a lot better, so maybe it is the Emulators and work on the rods that make it better.