The stock shocks are never going to be great. Get some Hagons! You're bike will appreciate it. Your back will appreciate them. People who haven't tried them don't know what they're missing. That was probably the one add on accessory item that made the biggest difference on the bike.As for the forks as mentioned 10wt Fork Oil. With the AVL, you have the longer forks that are supposed take 265 ml of oil. However it depends on how much of the sludge that's in your forks will come out in the first place. 200 is an OK place to start, but be prepared to have to add more. That part is easy.Also tire pressures can make a big difference. Keep the fronts at 18-20 and the rears at around 24 and you will have a much nicer ride.bare
Isn't 20 too low and chance of getting a flat tire higher(especially if one's more inclined on off-roading)?
Do you have to remove the rear mudguard to remove the suspension units ( looks like the top fixing bolt wont come out, otherwise). How is it best to compress the spring on each unit to replace it?