INTRODUCTION This manual is intended to guide the user through basic service of Manitou Black front forks. Service is supported by the identification of common parts and assemblies that have been assembled into Service Kits. The purpose of this manual will be to describe conditions that may drive the need for service and to provide installation instructions for the kits.
Due to the time-consuming nature suspension fork service, at this time our primary focus is to offer service kits that minimize the amount of downtime and labor involved.
Important information is highlighted in this manual by the following notations: WARNING
Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result in severe injury or death to the person inspecting or repairing the suspension fork or the user. CAUTION
A CAUTION a caution indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid damage to the product. NOTE
A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer
GENERAL WARNING: Suspension forks by design contain gases and fluids under extreme pressure and warnings contained in this manual must be observed to reduce the possibility of injury or possible death. Following these instructions can help you reduce the risk of being injured. Any questions in regards to the information in this manual should be directed to Answer Products Customer Service at (661) 257-4411.
WARNINGSuspension forks use compressed air to provide fluid pressure in the damping system and spring resistance in Air models. BOTH systems must be relieved of pressure prior to servicing these systems. Failure to relieve air pressure could result in injury or possible death.
CAUTION:The Black suspension fork uses precision machined aluminum and other soft alloy components. Using correct tools for assembly is essential to prevent damage.