Originally Posted by itchy&scratchy
So after all these pages, I'm getting that my F800 forks cannot be modified....
You're "getting that" wrong. That's often the problem with internet forums, where conflicting opinions leave the reader confused. Contact a suspension specialist for a concise description of what can be done to upgrade your F800GS forks.
I strongly disagree that upgrading suspension risks wasting money because it is "something that may exceed your capabilities." On the contrary, a properly set-up quality suspension will make riding in difficult terrain easier and much more fun for anyone, especially a novice.