I have a 2000(?) Manitou Mars that I'd like to rebuild.
Unlike other Manitou's I've owned in the past, there seems to be no rebuild kits available. I downloaded the service manual and there are simple maintenance procedures that are easily accomplished. The only special tools being the Prep-M grease ***.
However, in my searches, I've discovered Manitou Mars rebuilding services. But all of the outfits are in England. Why no services here? Is there something above and beyond the simple maintenance procedures in the factory service manual?
I also checked with my local bike shop and they called their manitou rep who informed them, there is no such rebuild kit. (Manitou would rather have you buy a new one rather than service the old one!)
Anyone rebuild a MARS fork? I know there are spring kits but any additional tips or tricks I should be aware of before disassembly? I was going to use Finishline Shock oil in a 7 weight. Any other recommendations?