Ok-
I just sent the rear shock ( and the 300's ) off as a stow away on an evac flight to the capitol. I had the all the bushings to get it done and it had been 18 months since the last cleaning and purging- It was time. When it gets back ( Hopefully inside 10 days ) I will see how the rear reacts with new fluid and precise gas pressure and then move on to stiffening the forks with your suggestions-
Thanks for the direction!