I completely disassembled the forks, cleaned them thoroughly with brake cleaner, put Racetech .90 springs & fresh Maxima 10W fluid. So they are essentially new. I set all adjusters to stock settings for now, haven't gotten a chance to get my suspension setup; not motivated to do so at this time of the year.
And to add to GoogleIt's thought, the tires are well, have plenty tread left but they are squared off front & back because the PO ran them at ridiculous low pressures, causing pre mature wear. I wont be changing tires till Spring as I would like to start the season with fresh tires.
NZspokes: Why not use the brakes? The manual says so & so does McCromo44's instruction above? If not brakes, how else can you compress the front?