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 Post subject: MANITOU 3 LEG REMOVAL
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:32 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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hey all

want to remove the crown from my forks, taken the top adjuster off ut underneath is a anodised blue cap which i cant seem to remove, havent forced it due to not wanting to damage the anodsing.

does it pull off turn?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:11 am 
BoTM Winner
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its threaded , it should all come off in one go

should only be hand tight


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 Post subject: Further M3 Query
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:14 am 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Slim - what do the two small screws do (at the bottom of M3 legs) - are they drain holes?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:16 am 
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they are what the compression rods bolt into ( the black plastic rods )


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:34 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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rite so turn the blue thing?

its not hand tight

got some stilsons in the shed should move it.

:wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:04 pm 
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wrap it in a rag and give it some stick

thay do tend to get shitted up (technical term)

give them a spray with penetrating oil and then go for it :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:45 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I know I'm a bit behind the time with this one, but you have to loosen the crown to stanchion bolts first. The stanchions squash slightly making the thread tight. Loosen these, then it should be hand tight. . .


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 Post subject: Pics and blurb...
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:24 pm 
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Could be worth looking at this link, third post down I completely rebuilt my Manitou 3s on a build here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... c&start=60


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