Gen1 Front Fork Rebuild/General Suspension Improvements?
Baseline info: I'm a suspension novice. Bike is stock suspension geometry. I'm 6'2", 180~185lbs no gear. I also very much love the twisties rather than straight-line speed.
My fork seals need replaced on my Gen 1 due to the leakage that seems so common. While they're off I was thinking of having them re-valved and set up for street cornering or a potential track day.
I can either take them to my local shop and have a standard rebuild done, or send them out to a specialist if the price won't kill me. The problem is that I wouldn't know where to begin if I wanted to send them out or make any upgrades. If anyone can suggest reputable suspension fitters I'd appreciate it very much.
Also, the rear tire needs to come off due to a small puncture, so while that is off, is there anything I should do with the OEM shock to enhance handling characteristics?
I've never been really satisfied with the way my bike has felt in corners (twitchy, not confidence inspiring), or overall ride quality (VERY stiff compared to just about every other bike I've been on). So if experienced suspensioneers would like to help out a rookie like myself and provide 101 level knowledge to making a Gen1 handle better, I'd be very thankful!