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Old 09-23-08, 05:22 PM
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Last attempt... need your help

I want to get back to riding, so Im making one last attempt to fix my fork.
Im willing to cooperate with you guys if you'll cooperate and be easy with me.

I have my bike torn apart and suspended in my garage, I have about 1.5 hours left to work on it until it has to be re-assembled and moved back into the house.
so PLEASE help me here

My first questioncouldnt find this in the manual)
DO I have these bottom out spacers and bumpers on right?
the plastic mushroom spacer and the rubber bumper:




Second, any other ideas to as why my fork wouldn't be adjusting right or locking out?
Im going to add some oil to it and see if that helps.
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Old 09-23-08, 05:30 PM
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Make, model, year?
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Old 09-23-08, 05:39 PM
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Oh lol though yall remembered
Its a 2005* Manitou Splice Comp

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Old 09-23-08, 05:41 PM
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That last pic, the zoomed one.
Why does it not have the screw at the end?
I have no idea, but im comparing the pictures.
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Old 09-23-08, 05:48 PM
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because the bolt is removed, so I could remove the outters.
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Old 09-23-08, 05:57 PM
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Ok nvm
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Cheeto,

Your answers are here:

http://www.manitoumtb.com/guides/For...4%3A55%3A47+PM

Look at pages 23 & 24. Looks like you have it right. For question 2 go to the Troubleshooting section (21-22) and check what they tell you to.

Nice Berber. Don't get grease/oil on it.
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Old 09-23-08, 06:09 PM
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honestly ive looked at that and i cant make anything of it, it doesnt really say anything unless i missed something...which is probably the problem
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Old 09-23-08, 06:12 PM
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Looks correct.
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Old 09-23-08, 06:21 PM
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Unless he is ungodly rich, I'm pretty sure thats not berber. Looks like concrete to me.

I have my bike torn apart and suspended in my garage, I have about 1.5 hours left to work on it until it has to be re-assembled and moved back into the house.
so PLEASE help me here
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Old 09-23-08, 06:28 PM
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military housing... they couldn't even seal or paint the concrete.... its not even smoothed out/leveled right lol...
I did a better job last summer working concrete construction.

and i have oil all over the fraking place lol... its on my laptop as well
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ok now, after putting some oil in the fork and putting it back together.... its stuck on lockout LOL

so what do I do now?
its frozen solid stiff
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Take a little bit of oil out.
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Is it me or does the spring side look bent.
Take pictures of it birds eye and side views.
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Not bent.
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how much oil now lol
before I had nothing, now I have it froze..
eh.

oh, I was holding it at an angle maybe thats why it looks bent,
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A couple of cc's should do it.
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ok i think i narrowed down the problem..
the adjustment knob isnt mworking right i dont think.
because when i move it around nothing happens.
now, the fork compresses down to a certian point, the locks out. no matter what setting.
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well, my forks is shot i guess...
and money is extreamly tight so i cant get anything to replace it..
dang... this really sucks
well
thanks for your help anyway
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guess tomorrow ill put the stock fork back on..
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military housing... they couldn't even seal or paint the concrete.... its not even smoothed out/leveled right lol...
Looks as cobby as the first brooming job I ever did on a slab.
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Ok guys i really need your help on this. Right now I have a ****ty bike from target. And about a week ago i was looking at buying a hardtail mnt bike but as of last weekend i got interested in bmx but im not that skilled in it. What do you think i would get more use out of.....A mountian bike, or a bmx bike? I like how the bmx bike is small, light, and cheap, and good but i have a feeling that in a year or two i will turn around and buy a mnt bike. what do yall think i should get.
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Old 09-24-08, 01:15 PM
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Yummm jamesonM make your own thread please...



Yea, that cement is crappy... hurts to kneel on also...
but yea... the fork..?

what would cause the adjustment knobs to stopworking?
I tried inscrewing the top part of the fork (oil side) and it wont some out.
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Ok guys i really need your help on this. Right now I have a ****ty bike from target. And about a week ago i was looking at buying a hardtail mnt bike but as of last weekend i got interested in bmx but im not that skilled in it. What do you think i would get more use out of.....A mountian bike, or a bmx bike? I like how the bmx bike is small, light, and cheap, and good but i have a feeling that in a year or two i will turn around and buy a mnt bike. what do yall think i should get.
Get a BMX with a suspension fork on it.
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Old 09-24-08, 02:50 PM
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^Dirt jumper FTW!!!!

yea, Im going to ride this fork until it dies totally. then for christmas list, ill ask for the tora solo air or the reba or something.
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