Tech Help - Basic Air Can Maintenance
1: Remove the mounts from the body end of the shock. This will allow the air can to slide over them later on.
2: Secure the air-can end of the shock in a set of soft-jaws, and let the air out
3: Unscrew the air can from its threads.
4: Carefully pull the air can from the body of the shock. There will be some suction as you remove it, which will eventually release; don’t let this surprise you.
5: Clean the seals with a fresh cloth, then set the air can aside.
6: Apply lubrication to the shaft and the body of the shock.
7: Slide the air can back over the body and push it up to meet the threads; air pressure in the can will give a small amount of resistance.
8: Screw the can up hand-tight; you shouldn’t need to use any tools to get it tight enough.
9: Pump the shock back up to pressure.
10: Re-fit your shock mounts and fit the shock back into the frame.