I've read through several strings about fork dive, and methods to remedy it with after-market springs and cartridge emulators. An acquaintance who put on stiffer Racetech springs and emulators highly recommends it. The local suzuki shop says they just put in progressive springs and heavier oil, but according to some threads DL 650 springs are all ready progressive as stock equipment. Some posters have said that they saw little improvement in fork dive with stiffer springs. Another thread questions the practical utility of the cartridge emulators and opines that most improvement is gotten from stiffer springs and heavier fork oil . . . Needles to say, I remain just as confused about everything except the fact that my 2006 Vstrom dives waaay too much when I have to brake suddenly. I use my bike 95% of the time as a freeway commuter, traveling 35 miles one-way on a pretty busy interstate. Has anyone out there replaced the fork springs with stiffer springs (Racetech recommends .9KG springs for my weight) and subsequently installed emulators, and have they been able to detect improvement from either or both? I am not going to do the installing myself, and the local suzuki dealers are lukewarm about changing out the springs, so I need some specific information to make a decision on what to do about the fork dive. Everything else about the bike is fine, but I really dislike the abrupt front-end plunge when I have to stop suddenly.