In olden days, like when I first started riding, a 3 yr old bike with only 5K would lead me to believe the seals had dried out from lack of use. In which case, the other one is probably going to go real soon, for the same reason.
Noticed today some oil around one fork leg (not the other) - is this a seal gone?
Seems it must be, but surprised at this age/mileage
I went out to take a ride at 9.8k. Discovered to my dismay oil on the forks, a spot on the floor caught my attention. It was in the early Spring last year, I think it just sat there and leaked in the winter! Cause I normally wipe down my bike with regularity.
If you take the forks apart, which you must, new springs will make a great emprovement. I went to .95kg on an '04. Stock is apparenlty .85kg. Buddy of mine went to 1.0kg.
You'll probably need to go to new brake shoes.
I have ABS brakes, I have the SBC fork brace, the one many said were getting hammered by the banjo fitting of the brakes? Never had that issue; I do know that with the old springs, there was very little space left at the top of fork when the sliders stopped. Now with the new springs, MUCH more. I think I went from a 1/2" to 1 1/2" of space. Ride and handling much improved.