Rear shock leaked oil all over the place

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2001 YZ 250
I just had my rear suspension linkage bearings replaced in August of this year, the rear end was seized and had no movement. I thought that was the end of it.

I went to take the bike into the shop for a new top end and when I sat on it to start it, the rear shock just started leaking foamy oil onto the ground. I guess I was too aggressive with my crappy pressure washer. This won't happen again. The rear suspension was also stiff and didn't rebound before it even leaked.

Is the rear shock re-buildable? Can the seal(s) be replaced? I really don't want to invest in a new shock if avoidable.

Thanks for any information.
 

muddy226

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The rear shock is re-buildable, ask around to find a good suspension specialist.
 

Rcannon

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I doubt your pressure washing did it. The shocks need service every now and again just like anything else.
 

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Someone if your up around Col check with MJ on Cleveland ave. I was real happy with the price and service on my front forks.