Manitou Tower Pro help request
Howdy. Recently purchased a leftover '11 Manitou Tower Pro 120mm fork from Jenson for my new Yelli Screamy. I'd had an older Minute years ago and liked it well.
Took the rig out for a maiden run on the typical choppy AZ chunk I normally ride. Had a couple of abnormal issues I'm looking for help on.
First, the rebound on the right lower leg has no detents and only 180 degrees of motion. I'm running what appears to be full fast (knob turned clockwise from above/right side up). I'm about 205 pounds in gear. I put about 80psi into the air chamber, which is on the lower end of the recommendation for my weight. I ran the damper fully open.
Sag was about right, but I got a bit of brake dive, so I dialed in one click of damping. Climbing was fine. However, on high-speed chunky descending, the fork was very rough and clunky sounding. So rough, it knocked my fingers off the brake levers a couple times. The clunking wasn't like a topout clunk that you can re-create by physically topping out the fork. It almost sounds like the spring rattling around inside.
From the rebuild manual (which I admittedly skimmed through), it appears there's splash oil in the lowers and most of the oil is in the right (damper) leg. Is there no oil in the spring (left) leg? Can I check levels without dropping the lowers?
There's nothing visibly loose and I can re-create the condition with typical neighborhood riding. Only on high-speed descents with multiple hits.
Any insight or help? Thanks.
2011 Tower pro 29er 140mm
I have less than 10 rides on this fork since new. I can set the air pressure and it lasts for about 3 hours, it leaks somewhere? I opened the air fill top cap and cleaned/lubed it. Checked the air fill valve its tight. Inside below the cap there is a floating alum. sleeve that I cleaned and lubed. Aired up I sprayed the top cap area w/soapy water, no leaks. Anyone else had the same problem?