Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Black Elite

  1. #1
    Senior Member yellowjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    3,267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Black Elite

    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".
    When in doubt, style it out.

    How to post full size pictures

  2. #2
    . ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The Summit of Lee
    My Bikes
    Hecklah
    Posts
    10,932
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Beef, beef,beef, beef,beef, beef,beef, beef,beef, beef!

  3. #3
    Senior Member yellowjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    3,267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?
    When in doubt, style it out.

    How to post full size pictures

  4. #4
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Beef, beef,beef, beef,beef, beef,beef, beef,beef, beef!
    Its what's for dinner.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  5. #5
    Señor Member theextremist04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    FoCo, CO
    My Bikes
    CAAD10CAAD10CAAD10
    Posts
    880
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    Its what's for dinner.
    No it isn't.

  6. #6
    Moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    are awesome.
    Posts
    12,340
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep View Post
    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

    Download it. Read it.

  7. #7
    Senior Member yellowjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    3,267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks dminor
    When in doubt, style it out.

    How to post full size pictures

  8. #8
    Too Much Crazy
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    A bunch
    Posts
    3,564
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep View Post
    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.

  9. #9
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by theextremist04 View Post
    No it isn't.
    What is then? I guess I did have chicken for dinner, but still.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  10. #10
    Moar cowbell dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    are awesome.
    Posts
    12,340
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Venison and turkey. Hand me the 30-30.

  11. #11
    Senior Member yellowjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    3,267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?
    When in doubt, style it out.

    How to post full size pictures

  12. #12
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mmmm, venison is good. But you can get rabbit with a 22, and thats a hell of a lot cheaper.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  13. #13
    Old School Rad mtnbiker66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    The old Mountains
    My Bikes
    Blur LT
    Posts
    8,212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by C Law View Post
    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.
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh,snap!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

  14. #14
    Señor Member theextremist04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    FoCo, CO
    My Bikes
    CAAD10CAAD10CAAD10
    Posts
    880
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    What is then? I guess I did have chicken for dinner, but still.
    Well there ya go.

  15. #15
    ****** (can I say this?)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    1,900
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This evening I'm having beef.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

  16. #16
    No cud for foil. DasProfezzional's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Baltimore, MD and Montreal, QC
    Posts
    1,001
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep View Post
    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.

  17. #17
    Senior Member yellowjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    3,267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?
    When in doubt, style it out.

    How to post full size pictures

  18. #18
    Senior Member yellowjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    3,267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    When in doubt, style it out.

    How to post full size pictures

  19. #19
    Señor Member theextremist04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    FoCo, CO
    My Bikes
    CAAD10CAAD10CAAD10
    Posts
    880
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    bottom of one of the legs?

  20. #20
    Senior Member yellowjeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Lawrence
    Posts
    3,267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No dice. Rebound adjust and a bolt that holds the lowers to the uppers
    When in doubt, style it out.

    How to post full size pictures

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •