curious - what fork and shock are you running? Do you just take it to the LBS or remove them yourself and send to someone like suspension experts, dirt labs, etc?derby said:Shock service can go much longer than forks because they are far better sealed from moisture in the "dry" air, dust, mud, etc.
My fork needs the oil changed every 3 months, my shock every year and a half with my trail riding down to only about 2500 miles per year now. I do delay as long as 5 months with the fork and 2 years with the shock sometimes, but the performance falls off which becomes really noticeable when they are finally serviced and the fresh oil brings action and damping back to life.
Bushing and seal replacement is more a factor of quality, but generally I need them changed every 3 years. I've usually upgraded the fork and shock by then.
I should have mentioned my intervals are for coil fork and shock. Air shocks need more frequent sleeve oil maintenance, about once every 3 to 6 months to avoid drying out (or possibly longer, depending on frequency of use), about the same interval as any air or coil fork needs the oil changed. Like coil an air shock damper oil service interval can be 1.5 years more or less to maintain best performance.jbsmith said:curious - what fork and shock are you running? Do you just take it to the LBS or remove them yourself and send to someone like suspension experts, dirt labs, etc?
Honestly? I probably don't need to, as the oil always comes out looking pretty good. However, like I wrote earlier, it costs me about $2 and takes me about 15 minutes, so why not? Every 2-3 months is still only about 3 times a season. Foxes are high dollar and high performance forks, and I'd rather do maintenance more often than necessary, than try to stretch it.GrantB said:You are STILL changing your fluids every 2-3 months with the Enduro Seals on? Wow. I'm planning on cracking my fork open this time next year.