Welcome from the bottom of the world. You should get that fork tube checked and buy the $29.95 eBay special if there is a problem.
I've just done a short, 155 mile round trip to watch the annual Battle of the Streets motorcycle race on my Aero, and once you get used to your Ace you'll find it excellent for riding long distances.
Life is a daring adventure or nothing - Helen Keller
'05 Honda Shadow Aero
'72 CB350 K4
'79 C50 Cub