How do you know when you need them?
It sounds silly, but that's my question. My 12GS turned 50,000 miles last week and I'm still on the stock shocks that came with the bike. If they've gone bad then its been so gradual that I haven't noticed it. They seem okay, but I may just be ignorant as how they ought to feel. And if they're okay, then I've no desire to run out and spend money.
The facts & stats:
- I weigh 280 pounds
- more than 90% of my riding is urban highway commuting
- Offroad is fairly rare, and when I am offroad it tends to be on maintained dirt or gravel.
- Like I said, the bike is an '05 12GS with 50,500 miles on it.
So, is there any way to test them? Or inspect them? Sorry if the question seems stupid, but I don't know any other way to ask.