I have an old Vanilla Rear shock that I wish to bring back into use and want to know if it is in good order. It is one of the old ones without a piggyback. I have removed the spring and compressed the damper rod and it slowly pushes back out but with a slight squelch at the end. No fluid or bubbles but just a squelch, in truth it may not be a liquid squelch but perhaps dried out seals? I'll lube up the damper rod and try again.
Does anyone have any tips on deciding if this needs attention or not? I want to replace my air shock with the coil spring because the air shock needs continually needs service attention. Any help appreciated.