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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 1:27 pm 
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Hello All

I have a beloved set of 98 X-Vert R forks (on a shockingly yellow Klein Mantra Comp) that now have a bit of a wobble that I assume is the bushes giving out. Does anyone have any pointers as to where I could get these either serviced (ideally) or source the bits to have a go myself (recipe for disaster)?

I have spoke to TF Tuned and they don't think I will get any joy, but thought I might throw the question out here.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 2:29 pm 
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They should be very simple to strip down yourself and service. Spare parts shouldn't be an issue either. Try and Google an exploded diagram and then give it a go :)


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:25 pm 
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Cheers for the encouragement. I have got the original manual so have the exploded view, problem I have is that I have been trawling t'interweb for about 2 months and still haven't found anywhere to get spares for a Manitou this old. Also I have read that to swap out the bushes you need some bespoke gadget. Any ideas where on the web I might find any bits?[/code][/list]


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:27 pm 
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you still looking to get this job done?
have a look at my thread (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134585&view=next) i'm about to attempt the removal and replacement of bushes in mine. need to get the size, but once out i can do this. CRC still stock some bushes that may be compatible.....


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