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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:40 pm 
Old School Hero

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I bought a Manitou Comp (looks like a Manitou 4 with slightly reduced travel and simplified controls) fork and am currently restoring it. The elastomers are completely melted in one leg, so that's going to be a fun job cleaning up.

The thing is, I cannot seem to get one of the bolt from the bottom of the forks legs off. It turns freely, but it doesn't come off. It seems that the thing it is threaded into is also turning. If I look in the stanchion tube, I see a hole, but it seems round. and it rotates when I turn the bolt :( a 5mm allen key goes in, but doesn't grab anything, a 6mm allen key doesn't go in. What to do?


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:21 am 
Dirt Disciple
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if you have a stack of the elatomers, you can assemble it to try to use the assembly's internal pressure to hold the shaft.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:44 pm 
Old School Hero

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I just got my elastomers from suspensionforkparts.com. But still cannot get the bolt loose. I guess the only option is to drill it out?


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