If your saying New Old Stock ,06 , then i would guess the seals are dried out from sitting , and that is where your getting the streaks , in time from use , its normal to get small streaks , just from the friction of the rubber seals rubbing on the tube , if its consistent all the way around the tube , then that is most likely the issue , as long as there is no gouges , then i would not worry too much , but with such low hours i highly doubt the bushings are worn
What i would do , is when you are done riding for the season , you should do a fork/shock maintenance anyway , since the oil will be trashed from the suspension parts breaking in , so then would be a good time to replace the fork seals , both dust and fork seal come in a kit from Honda for like $40 or so , i would recommend getting OEM seals , i have had the best luck with them for fitment/leaks
The procedure is in the Factory Service Manual , and is relatively easy , and it will give you a chance to look over the wear parts , like bushings and decide if you want to replace them while you have it apart , but you should get a couple seasons out of bushings if you keep the oil refreshed regularly , you will need to find someone to re-charge the shock Nitrogen unless like me , you have your own Nitrogen tank/gauges setup (about $250) , most shops will re-charge your shock for $10 or less , and it takes less than 20 seconds to do it , it takes longer to air up a tire than to charge the shock , pssst , and your done
Last edited by JimDirt
on Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
Weiser , Idaho