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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bay Area, Sunny Cali
Bikes: '05 Felt F55, Schwinn Prologue road bike, '86 Centurion DS Iron Man, Sette Flite AM MTB
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Hmm...I think the oil damper is sealed in the sense that it is not meant to be opened for service. I'm afraid to open it up because I don't have a back up in case I screw it up. I had a Marz MXC fork, kind of similar, but it had an open oil bath on the inside and it was easy to pop the cap, drain it and change the oil. The MZ 1 has a coil/MCU shock and a sealed oil-filled damper cartridge. So...has anybody on the forums dealt with this kind of setup and is it serviceable?
In fact the manual says the knob has 2 positions: locked out and not locked out. But then why does the knob have 10 click stops, and why do 2 of those click stops have a noticeable (but rather course) effect on the compression? Seems to me like it really should be compression adjustable over all 10 clicks...
EDIT: Ok, I just found a service manual, not just the user manual. I think it pretty much answers all my questions in gory detail, including how to do the oil change and increase the compression damping.
Last edited by kmart; 01-14-09 at 04:31 PM.