Front end was spongy, could bottom it by hand. Braking hard on a bumpy road, the front would often skid, as the shocks were bottomed. Not good!
Bike is '06 with 44k of hard riding. I spend a lot of time on goat trails (bumpy ultratwisty goodness), so the shocks have seen a lot of bouncing. Time to get them serviced.
Took it to a local shop, Evolution Suspension. The stock springs are 0.5 kg/mm, with 10W fork oil. They replaced the springs with ones much stiffer, 0.9 kg/mm and 20W fork oil.
On the rear shocks, I used to run preload 3 with 0 psi. Bumped it to preload 4, 10 psi (will probably jump to 20 psi soon).
Haven't taken it to twisty roads yet, but the handling does seem different. I'll post up the twisty results this weekend.
The journey is the destination.
2006 VN750 (SOLD)
Red spark plug wires
Stainless Steel brake lines
Stiffer fork springs
Givi bags, Wingrack mount