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Old 12-21-01, 07:17 PM   #1
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fork question

Should I assume that my brand new fork needs oil? I am very reluctant to take the compression assembly apart to check the oil. But when I lifted the boots the slider felt a little dry.
Spic-Mick, when you had an X-vert, did you like the stock MCU and Springs? Or did you swap? Mine feels a little stiff right now, but the manual says it will take about 100 miles to break it in. Plus I haven't got it on my bike yet, so it may feel different when it's mounted.
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Old 12-21-01, 08:03 PM   #2
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I would think it already has oil in it from the factory. I can't imagine them shipping them empty.
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Old 12-21-01, 09:34 PM   #3
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I would think it already has oil in it from the factory. I can't imagine them shipping them empty.
Same here. Maybe the oil will flow more after a few rides...
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Whoever told you it will take about a hundred miles to break in is right. The dryness of the sliders might simply be that is hasn't been compressed enough, down to where the grease is.

And I know for sure that Manitou and I'm 99% sure Rock Shox ship with the grease already in (I would assume Marzochi would too. But, I have never worked with one of their forks.)
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Yo Matt, it will be already to rocknroll from the factory, you have the "micro-lube" grease ports on the back of the fork legs this is to keep the seals and resi-wipers lubed up, a good lube to use is Pedro's SYN-grease ! :thumbup:
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