I think you made the right choice moneywise. I always either bolted Öhlins stuff (i had an extra set of front forks originally and just threw in a cartridge kit in them) on my new bike and kept the untouched original susp. on side so when i sold the bike it had new,unused suspension on it. When i lost the interrest on the cartridge kit i had those same extra forks and somewhat stock,although with fancy valving etc., internals so i always had a set of pristine stock susp. on hand if something went wrong somewhere. Which it never did,suspensionwise ..