I am searching for low cost ways to improve the suspension action on my 06 DL1000. Yeah, I know, some of you will come back with some wisenheimer remarks about dont be so cheap, just pay to have it done etc. - I guess you are made of money, and I am not (I do have to retire some day so I can ride more after all!).
My goal is to reduce some of the harshness felt riding off pavement, caused by rocks, washboard or similar "square edged" bumps, while retaining good control, bottoming resistance etc.
I know from having done my own fork revalve (s) on off road bikes, a common modification is to drill larger compression dampening holes in the damper rods. Similar to what is shown here
(this shows a DL650 however). I understand the DL1000 has cartridge style forks however (and the caution regarding those in the above link is duly noted) I have done some searches here, but can not seem to find anyone who has done this (maybe I am not using the correct search terms).
Has anyone done similar for a 1000? I suspect with some of the drop in cartridges etc. some may have you do it (not sure though, and my intent for now is to not buy those!). I do plan to upgrade my fork springs to a heavier weight.
If you have done this - results? What weight and volume of oil did you use?
Any constructive input appreciated!