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Hey Guys,

My Manitou Minute Rebound Dial just broke, and I dont know if its safe to continue to use the fork as is and I will just not be able to dial the rebound, or will I screw up my fork if I continue to use it without fixing it? The biggest problem is I live in Mexico, and sending the fork to repair to AnswerProducts is not really an option.

Any suggestions or comments on this?

Thanks a lot

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is it just the dial itself or is there damage done down into the fork (is it leaking oil, making any unusual noises)? I rode a rockshox psylo with a broken U-turn assembly for a long time because it was just the plastic cap that broke off (I could still adjust it with a small socket) I had no issues with the fork. I guess what Im trying to ask is, is the dial only cosmetically broken (asides from not being able to adjust your rebound) or is there structural damage to the fork?
 

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Happend to me a while ago, Manitou serviced it and had it back in about a week. Email them and they'll tell you the price and shipping instructions, they also rebuild the fork in the process.

You can continue to ride it but will strongly recommend that you don't try to twink with it, you may break the air seal.
 

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Thanks for the replys. Sending the fork to Manitou is not really an option for me, because I live in Mexico, and not thinking about the shipping cost, the shipping itself is complicated, either Mexico or US customs can complicate the shipping of the fork, and I dont want to get into that headache.

What actually broke was a plastic leg where you screw the rebound dial into the fork. If I acn continue to use the fork without any risk of damaging it, I guess I can live without that dial.

Thanks again guys, and I did write Manitou (Answerproducts) but who knows if they will write back or when, so I wanted to get some info from you guys.

Tony
 

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They are quick to respond and you should be able to continue pounding the fork without fear.

Do you have a Manitou dealer or LBS capable of performing the repair? They may give you the option of sending you the parts and letting you do the actual repair if you're up to it.
 

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Sorry stealing the thread. I had the same problem last night. Since I have taken apart thier forks before I am going to replace the assembly myself. My question is, can I ride the fork until the new assembly arrives? The SPV is still holding air, and I am not leaking oil. I just notice that without the rebound at all I am hearing a small clunk at the full extention of travel. I have heard it far worse in other forks.

Thanks in advance.

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Unless they've changed..

DiRt DeViL said:
They are quick to respond and you should be able to continue pounding the fork without fear.

Do you have a Manitou dealer or LBS capable of performing the repair? They may give you the option of sending you the parts and letting you do the actual repair if you're up to it.
their policy Manitou(Answer) will not send an individual the parts to do their own repair. I asked for a small "o" ring to keep the fork from oozing lube and their answer was no. I understand the legal ramifications, but that seemed a bit overboard. Still it's their company and I really don't blame them. I used a faucet "o" ring and it's still working 3 years later. So much for their material for that part.
 

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No you are right, I am having it sent to a shop but the guy asked if I felt confident in replacing it myself and when I said yea he told me to have my LBS call and he would ship it out.

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I learned a long time ago...

not to buy most forks made by Manitou because of the amount of plastic they use in their products. I remember completely destroying one of the caps from my fork because the material they used was so soft. I cannot imagine going through all this just to save a few grams or for manitou to save $5. Next time buy Marzocchi. You get CNC'd caps and they will never fail.

Good Luck. I used to live in a third world country and it was hell getting parts in.
 
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