This issue has been discussed in great (but lengthy) detail on the ADV forum in the suspension and problem thread. It starts before this, but starts gaining momentum at p32 onwards. http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/africa-twin-crf1000l-suspension.1155122/page-32 I am mentioning this, because thus far every person whom have pulled apart the forks on their CRF1000 has either reported this problem, or are showing signs of having/developing this problem. Basically, the anodising wear off on the inner tube around 190-220mm from the top. This is either just above, or right at the lower pinch-bolt position. As the anodising wears off, stiction starts to develop. This means the shock basically gets sticky, and not as smooth. The ride becomes more harsh in the initial stroke (can feel like your tyre pressures are too high, or the suspension is bottoming). This is much more noticeable when riding slow in/over rocky/demanding surfaces. As wear progresses, it can cause gouges in the allu, as well as chrome tubes. Several suspension gurus have reported on the possible issue with the AT and are recommending people have their tubes re-anodised in a thicker or better quality anodising to prevent this from happening. There are also some that believe the OEM specified torque values of 25Nm are excessive compared to KTM and other manufacturers (10-12Nm seems to be the norm), and may be the root-cause of the problem. Other simply believe the anodise coating in the standard AT tubes are not thick enough. Apart from the damage/wear indicated in the photo above, other tell-tales are non-magnetic silver glitter/flakes in the fork oil when drained and very black oil, I.e. if you drain your fork oil and it contains this, have a look and you'll probably discover the damage as indicated. You have to clean the outer tube well with a rag to spot the damage, as any oil residue left behind in the tube will reflect light and make it almost impossible to spot. People have reported this wear on bikes with as little as as 3000miles, The photo above is from a bike with 27kkm. So far no-one has reported any positive feedback from Honda acknowledging the problem or having a successful warranty claim. But its early days yet and I will be speaking to my dealer tomorrow to lodge on official warranty claim.The more people look and report this to Honda, the quicker the issue may be dealt with and some headway made.