Although the Nomad is the steadiest handler of the Vulcan 1500 family, it is not because of its suspension, which is calibrated more for comfort than control. Over the last 1000 miles or so, the suspension, especially up front, has become slushier. Since the fork legs still hold the original factory oil, a change of fluid would help, but if the bike were ours, we would ship the legs off to Race Tech (909/279-6655, www.racetech.com) for a complete regrooving. Our experience with Race Tech's Gold Valve cartridge emulators and recalibration on other cruisers convinced us that this is a terrific and cost-effective way to have great control and a comfortable ride. We'd either replace or rebuild the shocks at the same time, although we'd like to retain the air-assist feature of the stock shocks.