Here is something a surprising amount of new motorcycle users do not understand, the bakes in your bike fades. So eventually, you will need to replace them or meet an unfortunate end. Same is true for suspension. As they are tusked with absorbing energy that would otherwise literally dislocate your bones, they too will eventually need to be fixed up. A simple and quick way to check if there is anything work with either of those is this: 1) Get on the bike 2) Grab the hand brake and try to push the bike 3) Push down leg brake and try to pull the bike backward 4) Put your weight on the handlebars and try to push the bike downwards. If the bike doesn’t move and the suspension puts up a fight, congratulation! There is nothing wrong with either of them.