I've seen some older posts relating to cutting the fork springs. How have these held up over the long term? I am confused on how much to cut off and what size spacer to use.
Yes! I cut them down a couple weeks ago and the difference while sitting in the garage is very noticeable. If the snow ever melts I will get to ride it againYou have probably already decided if you want to try it or not, but I've also had good experience with cutting the front fork springs on a prior bike, as recommended to me by a Fox engineer. I'm a pretty low mileage commuter, so not lots of miles, but they worked good for 5 plus years. There's a formula for how long the springs should be for a desired spring rate, as well as a website where you could enter the info.
If your forks start leaking go buy a Sealmate and that will almost certainly fix your leak with almost no cost or effort. It worked perfectly on my 2012 DL650 at around 110,000 km/ 68,00 miles....
If my forks ever start leaking I'll likely replace them with racetech springs and do a full overhaul on the forks at that time. This was just a quick fix for now.
unless you wait too long to use the seal mate. Mine was too far gone by the time I got one. Now I have fork boots and a Seal Mate waiting in the tool box!