Steering head bearing is still good, and thanks, I have the manual already. I bought it before I bought the bike so I could familiarize myself with any issues that might arise. I have dealt with a few engine and electrical issues but this is the first suspension/ride-ability issue I have dealt with.
And the shock just started leaking, if was a car it would be the drivers side. Not much has come out, just enough to wet around the adjuster and towards the inside of the brake rotor on that side. It is not a big leak, I just noticed some wetness. I would say less than a 32nd of a quart at best. And I have swapped out the springs to match my weight and I adjust the damper and rebound settings up front and on the rear. I usually run 4 and 4 up front for damper and rebound, and 5 damper and 3 rebound on the rear for street riding. I am not really sure what I ran for the track, I have them written down but I rarely use it on the track these days. Mostly work back and forth and some pleasure riding after work some days. And when I take my wife with me I normally double those numbers for the settings. I have not adjusted any ride height from stock, I have a new michellin power pure 120/70 up front and a 190/50 I believe rear, but the rear is a dunlop sportmax gpa (medium). But I am going to put a new michellin power pure on later this week to match the front. I am not sure if I will change the size yet or not. I hear that a lot of people lower to a 180 or 185. But regardless the problem is still there. I was thinking of changing the front fork seals, but I have never done them before and I am not sure if I have enough knowledge to do them. I have been a auto mechanic for 15 years so I figure I probably do. But I was just wondering if there was any other ways to check on things, maybe is there a way to check the fork oil level? I was wondering if I could unbolt the top of the shocks and check, or would that break a seal up top?