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Old 10-27-08, 03:09 PM   #1
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I just got a Manitou Black Elite fork. It looks like new but there is something rattling around in the right leg? Any ideas what this could be? Is it a problem? Should I have beef with the seller? He described it "in like new condition".
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Alright so I fixed it, it wasnt quite as big of deal as I thought but still. What do I need to use for oil?
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Alright so I fixed it, it wasnt quite as big of deal as I thought but still. What do I need to use for oil?
http://www.manitoumtb.com/servicegui...=64&guideid=93

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I just got a Manitou Black Elite fork. It looks like new but there is something rattling around in the right leg? Any ideas what this could be? Is it a problem? Should I have beef with the seller? He described it "in like new condition".
Not to worry, that is just the sucking sound. Every Manitou does that. It's just a reminder you should have ponied up the extra dough.
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No it isn't.
What is then? I guess I did have chicken for dinner, but still.
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Ok so SAE 5WT, cool. Pick that up tomorrow. Do you think I should bring up the issue with the seller or just let it go?
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Mmmm, venison is good. But you can get rabbit with a 22, and thats a hell of a lot cheaper.
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Not to worry, that is just the sucking sound. Every Manitou does that. It's just a reminder you should have ponied up the extra dough.
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What is then? I guess I did have chicken for dinner, but still.
Well there ya go.
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Ok so SAE 5WT, cool. Pick that up tomorrow. Do you think I should bring up the issue with the seller or just let it go?
If by "seller" you mean Manitou, then no, unless you believe that you are dealing with a manufacturer's defect. Forks can be finicky, especially older Manitou ones, as somebody already pointed out.
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It was an ebay auction. I filled up the fork today (the correct amount). Now when I compress the fork it sounds like air is escaping from the rebound adjust and it sounds like its bubbling. Its not leaking though (yet?). Should I just tear the fork down and replace all of the seals?
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Ok, so the fork seems to have worked it self out. But I have one more question. How does one adjust the preload on this fork. Its is the 100/120 version and has the travel adjustment knob on the top of the fork, where a preload would normaly be. Is there an internal ajustment? or am I SOL.
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bottom of one of the legs?
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No dice. Rebound adjust and a bolt that holds the lowers to the uppers
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