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    Default To Fork juice or not to?

    Been using a silicone spray post ride on the shock, fork and dropper bounce a couple of times and wipe with a clean rag. Fox 32 120 fit and fox reactive shock.
    Do others do this, good idea or just attracting more dirt?

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    Hmmm, I'm on the fence with this one. I do clean my stanchions and shock with a rag that has some lubricant on it but I've found doing the same on a dropper post has filled the post with shit that is getting past the seals. The insides of my forks always come out pretty clean when I change the oil but the dropper post is a different story, it's actually fouling the action of the post so I say yes to parts that have good seals and no, a big no to parts with shit seals.
    I always put a good layer of slick honey on my fork seals after each time I re assemble them.It gives a good lubricant to the fork action for a few months.

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    The less shit there is sticking to the stanchions (by way of Fork Juice or whatever), the less chance there is of it getting past the seals.

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    Good idea. Silicon spray will dry and not leave a sticky residue.

    Spraying and cycling the suspension also lifts dirt from the wipers, which can then be wiped off

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    Always paranoid that spraying this stuff on my stanchions will end up missing and going onto the brakes :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelFitz View Post
    Always paranoid that spraying this stuff on my stanchions will end up missing and going onto the brakes :(
    Spray it onto a rag first then wipe it on. ;)

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    Some manufacturers advocate use of silicon spray, some specifically say not to and to use a rag with fork oil on to clean.
    Quote Originally Posted by rider124 View Post
    Suspension is like masturbating, once you get it right, it feels amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer View Post
    Spray it onto a rag first then wipe it on. ;)
    Haha genius! thanks.

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    Fork juice seems to cling to the surface better than silicone spray from my experience, I really like the stuff but I can't comment on spraying a dropper post.

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    I use fork juice after using mr sheen for years. Love it, makes the air forks on my mx bike so much better on the track once it dries and gets choppy.
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