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    General maintenance. What's needed for full suspension?

    I'm on an 05 Ironhorse MKIII Comp. It gets ridden a couple times a week when I'm not on the motorbike. The first year or so was in NC and the trails were lots of roots I guess medium intensity stuff. For the last year or so I'm in FL and the terrain is pretty moderate. So it gets worked but nowhere near punished. I clean and lube the chain and derailleurs regularly. I keep the suspensions clean and wiped down after every ride. The bolts are checked for tightness occasionally and the tire pressure/shock pressure. Other than that is there anything that may be nearing replacement or rebuilding? The suspension holds pressure fine and there are no leaks of any oil. The seat cover finally split on me so it will need replacement soon and the grips are worn. Other than that I can't spy anything else.

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    I take the silence to mean I must be doing everything right.

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    You sound good. Unhook the shock and cycle the rear suspension. It if feels not so smooth, it may be getting time for new bearings.

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    Thanks! I hadn't thought much about the bearings.

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    Thats about it! You could go crazy and service the shock but I think most people don't even bother.

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