Re: should I lube the chrome on my front shock?

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"RoadWarrior" wrote

This is what I do. Every few rides; wipe down forks, shock, and command post, coat the sliders with heavy chain lube, cycle a few times, wipe off excess. Is amazing how much dirt this floats to the surface. Don’t know if this is also helping keep the seals lubed, but it can’t hurt.

I believe if you check the service manual for your shock it states to lube the stanchions regularly with light oil. This is to help limit the top bushing wear. I rinse my bike after every ride because I keep my bike in the house and that is the bosses (wife) orders. I use swamp cooler bearing oil (it is very light and handy) and apply a very light film then I compress the forks a few times and wipe off the residue. you want to be careful to not overdue it since when you go ride next it will attract lots of dust.