No matter if you have right-side-up or upside-down forks, you should check your stanchions for any damage or pitting. Inspect the stanchions, the smooth part of the fork, for any marring or unnatural bends. Run your finger down the stanchion feeling for any oil. Go ahead and wipe down your fork, cleaning any dust, sand, or road grime off. This will help keep your seals free of any debris, making them last longer.