I've worked on vehicles since I overhauled my brother's Chevy engine when I was 12 yr.s old.
The last weekend I did my forks (for the 1st time--'cuz at 67kM they were leakin'). This weekend I replaced my rear tire. I've been lookin' in my maintenance book for the VV and near as I an tell the last documented rear tire change was 40kM ago. Usually I get a sure 12.5kM on my rear but, I've added Centermatic wheel balancers (front 'n back) along with TMS's 'n maintained tire pressure religiously. If, indeed, my rear tire did go 40kM that distance alone has paid for the wheel balancers (at $300 for the balancers my rear tire cost $305).
Chattanooga Mark, 'bout doin' yer forks... if ya have help GREAT! If doin' 'em alone invest in some specialty tools! Watch as many videos as ya can on how to do forks (if ya've never done--like me). Inverted, standard any explanation or example will help. Be careful when watchin' WD's example of how to disassemble VV forks. Jon states that the cartridge spring shouldn't be removed ('cuz it'll just cause more work). He's wrong, the spring MUST be removed to do the fork oil fill correctly. I used a McPherson strut spring collapsin' tool (but, later I bought a Race Tech fork spring collapsin' tool--for next time). I bought the spring collapsin' tool from Amazon:
The seal installin' tool:
The fluid measurin' tool:
I also picked up a: beaker (for measurin' 'n pourin'), 16mm crowfoot wrenches, 'n a 30mm socket:
On the VV the handlebars need to come off to access the 30mm nut holdin' the triple-tree (so there's yer need for a 16mm crowfoot and 30mm socket).
Since ya'll be removin' the forks for maintenance ya might as well drop yer triple-tree 'n lube the neck bearing (the Timpkin bearings on the bottom need to re-packed not the sealed unit on top).
...Like I said if you've done forks before 'n get help GREAT! If not these are tools 'n ideas I learned along the way when doin' my forks.