Originally Posted by rmzalbar
Please excuse me butting in with a question, as my situation is similar to OP, just bought '02 with 22k miles - I rebuilt my front forks to take care of seals, bushings, pitting, and ancient fork oil. Do the springs and valving themselves go bad with age too? I didn't do anything there (except thoroughly clean.)
Put 3000-mile R6 shock on, so rear not an issue. Thanks!
You should not have any problems. Unless the bike has been overloaded for long periods, the springs and valving won't be affected by time or mileage. Maybe allot of mileage, way more than you have or will probably do on the bike.