I've got an 03 with the standard forks. I need to upgrade them and I've got three options: 1) just upgrade my regular forks with new valves and springs 2) switch to 1000rr usd forks and get them reworked or 3)switch to 05/06 600rr forks and get them reworked. I'd like to have the radial brakes, but are they THAT much better. I've already got stainless lines and HH pads. I don't know about the 1000rr forks because they are shorter and will mess up the geometry of the bike. I've heard just switching to 05/06 forks really isn't worth the hassle. How long are the forks on a gixxer, or R1. Would those fork tubes work in place of the shorter 1000rr forks? I don't plan on keeping the bike but one or two more seasons, is it really going to be worth it to switch forks, or should I just upgrade the ones I've got and wait to get USD on whatever bike I buy next?