Have a 2002 Gold Wing that I just bought with 17K miles. I think the front end is way too stiff. Even small bumps in the road seem pretty sharp almost like I have ridden thru a pothole. My mechanic is telling me that the proportion control valve is defective and should be replaced. Says it is covered by Honda warranty because it was a safety recall. From what I can tell, this little valve is integrated in between the hydraulic brakes and the front end forks. Anyone else have a similar issue and did the replacement of the valve cure it? We already replaced the standard steering bearings with the tapered after market set from All Balls Racing to eliminate the handle bar vibration at lower speeds. Thanks.