Re: Front End Steering/rake & trail?
Just a quick question, when did the forks get a flush and oil change?
I am going to bet never...
That is not finger pointing just one of those realities. Since there isn't a recommendation on when to service forks they usually don't get done, but should.
It has been a habit of mine to service forks at the very first service interval, follows by every two years. As a reference, my 2011 RT had more oil in one leg than it should have, and almost none in the other. It came that way from Bmw. That isn't a shot at Bmw either as I have found similar on every new bike I have purchased.
I have had lots of folks over the years tell me my bikes handle better than their identical bike. It is always the lack of service to the forks.
Just something to consider.