Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Fork Oil: The great neglected fluid
If you have never changed the fork oil on your 2007, and another V feels very different, I strongly suspect this is your problem. You have surely lost some oil over the years, and what is left probably resembles sludge. Too large an air gap will cause front end dive while braking. Change your fork oil to specs, and test. To reduce front end dive more, just add more oil to further reduce the air gap. You could also try a heavier weight oil. If you do not want to remove the forks, it is possible to just open the fork caps, suck out the old oil, and replace with fresh oil. You won't be able to get it as clean, but it should make a huge difference.