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I found out today my local suspension guru is no longer servicing manitou products,some nonsense about no parts being avaliable,blah,blah,blah.So Iv'e been pretty consistent about having this shock serviced every year,there's nothing wrong with it,just doing regular maintenance.My lbs told me not to bother and wait till there IS a problem with it and then send it to Manitou.I service all ny own suspension,but i do not have the proper tools for this shock,any advice or tips to service this shock my self?
 

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Have you looked on the Manitou site. I forget if it's under the tech or service tab, there's a full multi-page service/rebuild set of instructions. That's what I used to service my ISX-6 quite awhile back. It has the special tools listed. I had to get a 31mm(?) socket, a soft jaws, and an IFP depth tool. Look at the instructions, and you can figure what you'll need. I'm heading out of town at the moment for 3 days of camping and riding, or I'd dig up more info for you here. The shock wasn't any harder to rebuild and service than most other shocks I've serviced. I would agree that you probably don't need full service every year on this shock.
 

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Manitou no longer sells the tools so if anyone knows of a location that has them in stock maybe you could let us know.
 

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Why do i get the feeling manitou does not want anyone to touch their product. To bad,it's an awsome shock,but i would rather have a shock I can servcice my self.
 

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I ordered the special socket over last summer, but they said that they didn't have any more of the IFP depth tools and they didn't have any plans to get any more. Fortunately, they gave me the proper depth measurements and I was able to use a wooden dowel and clamp to push the IFP down to the proper depth.
 

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bikerx40 said:
I ordered the special socket over last summer, but they said that they didn't have any more of the IFP depth tools and they didn't have any plans to get any more. Fortunately, they gave me the proper depth measurements and I was able to use a wooden dowel and clamp to push the IFP down to the proper depth.
Exactly. You can find the IFP depth and just get creative on setting it like bikerx did. I got the 31mm socket from a tool outlet in town. Soft jaws are not hard to find either. Mainly you just need the info from their site on the step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process.
 
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