Originally Posted by AdvRonski
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.
Do not pressure wash near the heim (smaller bike) or shock body, keep the body cup clean when servicing. Use compressed air to blow it out after every other ride will extend the life.
How are you bleeding the shock? On a pump or by hand?