Anyhow, it's your project, but it's my thread so I'm throwing out some ideas here.
I spent an hour with my mechanic chatting about suspension options as he's a suspension expert so I listened very carefully to what he had to say.
He said too many people rush into swaps without understanding the geometry required, they get maimed and killed by getting this wrong. Very small changes in bike geometry and rider position can result in huge changes to handling.
It can be very expensive. When doing a swap correctly you may need a complete donor bike otherwise you end up chasing parts which is much more expensive and time consuming than buying the entire bike(or front end) in one piece. Then there's the issue of finding the right donor bike, I could find one next month or I could be looking for years. I'm on a pension so my budget is limited and I'm getting older, I like to think I'll still be riding for 20 yrs but I could gone in 5 or less
. The sooner I get this completed and riding the better.
Forks from a newer bike into old bikes. What's often overlooked is those newer forks may come from a bike that may weigh a 100-150 lbs less than the recipient bike, structural strength can be an issue. This hadn't occurred to me, I was only thinking in terms of fork length.
He advised the most cost effective, quickest and safest route was to bring the oem forks to best level possible for a traditional fork design. So I'll be handing over my forks to him to rebuild with all the improvements modern technology can offer. They'll be the best they can be short of going to inverted forks and well above my riding ability.
CBX a work in progress, still improving...GS1150EFE completed and awaiting modifications.....RD350, remnants in boxes scattered throughout the garage