I had a seal go out on one of my front forks, 01' 426, so I got both seals, dust and oil, new oil and tore it apart. I was shocked to find that the oil inside was horrid looking. The oil seemed to be extremely thick and almost gooey. I could make "strings" of it between my fingers like you would do with grease. I am pretty sure the previous owner never opened them up because I saw absoutly no tool marks on anything. I replaced it with the recomended "01" suspension oil that the book called for. But heres the interesting part, that wasn't why they were leaking, the metal spacer on the inside top of the shock was rusting, alot, and little bits of rust got down in there. I replaced all necesary parts and cleaned the hell out of everything. I decided to take the other shock apart to make sure and sure enough, it was rusting too. I did the same to it and it rode great out at Buffalo Range (Illinois) on friday. No leaks and it made it through all the table tops flawlessly. Anyone else ever check their fork oil or encountered the same? My new advice, check your fork oil!!!!!!