Bottom line is that the forks are not working well and need to come apart to see why. If you ride under normal circumstances a properly set up ATE front end should be fine. If you are wringing its neck and taking it to the limit, I suspect you will want to seek more modern alternatives.
The best news is that everything you would renew (except for springs)to get the stock front end back to spec will also be used if you decide to go with emulators down the road.
Never underestimate the laxative properties of motorcycling.