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many fork manuals recommend changing the oil every 50, 100, or even 200 hours of riding, but most benefit from an early oil change after the first 10-20 hours and they are broken in (many times the oil levels aren't exactly right from the factory either). Often they get a lot smoother and then should be fine for the standard intervals.
 

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I used to lube the stanchions using teflon lube and stuff like that , and it's USELESS.

If you put too much, dirt will stick to the lube and will make a thick gunk, so the fork will only work smoother the first 2 miles.

If you put just the exact quantity and wipe excess, the fork will work good less than two miles and the stanchions will be covered of dust again.

That's why I try to keep my stanchions clean, so the fork works quite good and if I want it smoother I just pump it a few times so the stanchions get cleaned an lubed by the oil inside the fork ;)
 
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