How often do you guys perfom maintainance on the Skareb Super 80mm fork? - What kind?
Thnx, but could you please give me just a little more info.? - What is semi-bath and what do you mean by saying "bother with", what does that imply?MK_ said:Skareb is semi-bath, right? You don't need to bother with the oil but once every season or two.
As far as seals and bushings, I've never replaced the bushings on any of my Manitous. The seals I usually replace the first time I change the oil. I order them from Enduro Seals: http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id41.htmlOdnis said:
Remove the top cap on the lockout side and measure the oil height from the top of the opening to the oil surface. It has to be the same level as specified in the service manuals. If its lower or the oil looks very dirty its time to add or change it accordingly. This oil is usually very well sealed off so it should always remain pretty clean. Manitou forks are typically very good at keeping the damper oil isolated and clean. If it looks very dirty its definately time to reservice. Use 5w suspension oil here. The other oil is the semi-bath which only lubes the bushings and stanchions. This oil level is hard to minitor because you need to remove the lowers to see its condition. Removing them will cause all of it to spill out so you'll need to change it anyway. Fortunately its easy. Just add 16cc per leg of synthetic motor oil. Manitou uses 5w-40 but any other similar kind should do. The last place to check is the air piston. Remove the air side top cap. You only need about 3 to 5cc here. The air piston is like a can with no top. Just look to see the oil goes slighly over the sidewall of the piston so it lubes the shaft wall. You can use any kind of motor oil here. Use the same semi-bath oil here if you want.Odnis said:
I don't think the skareb ever made it as a Prep M grease fork. The cast molding had the provisions for the injector ports but I think the first year was made a semi-bath fork anyway. I could be wrong though.MK_ said:Skareb is semi-bath, right? You don't need to bother with the oil but once every season or two.