Wow, that's some great info from the heavy hitters here in the OC. Thanks for the replies!
I should also mention that both the 950 and the 525 are used off-road most of the time, so sand, mud, and dust are always accumulating. I should definitely consider washing these bikes more often, and pay closer attention to the shock area.
Well, I'm not a real clean freak, but I can try.
Enduro Racer & Big Bike Adventurer