I have an 07. I dont do a LOT of hard riding but every now and then I do, but mostly hunting. The other day I noticed when I got on the ATV, I started hearing a bad "creeking" noise on the front end at real slow speeds, anytime my weight shifted. So I got off and pressed down on the front and it was pretty loud and when I lifted up on the front the same thing. Nothing looks damaged. The creeking sound isnt like a screetch, much deeper than that. I noticed though when I pushed down with all my weight, it didnt seem to want to come all the way up to its original position. Vice versa, when I lifted up on it, it didnt seem to want to come down to its original position. The best way I can describe the sound would be like a donkey, e-aw, e-aw, e-aw, if your pushing up and down on the atv. Could this be the shocks? Seems kind new for this to be happening. I do have a 2-inch HL lift on it. Any advice would be appreciated. Not a mechanic, just a rider and I dont want to possibly further damage anything.