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    Dorado MRD X-Works Blown - NO parts available?

    I have a 2005 Manitou Dorado MRD X-Works (the SPV version) that has started spewing oil out the air valve. The local Manitou service center says no parts are available any longer. Crap.

    I'm posting on the outside chance that a shop or individual might have the internal seals in a box somewhere or ????


    If I can't get this thing fixed, my season is over. I can't believe that there isn't a single DH fork on the market for under $1000. I might have to go back to riding dirt bikes, I spent less money when I did that!

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    Are the internal seals O-rings? Or any other type of common products you can get somewhere else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by honkinunit View Post
    I have a 2005 Manitou Dorado MRD X-Works (the SPV version) that has started spewing oil out the air valve. The local Manitou service center says no parts are available any longer. Crap.

    I'm posting on the outside chance that a shop or individual might have the internal seals in a box somewhere or ????


    If I can't get this thing fixed, my season is over. I can't believe that there isn't a single DH fork on the market for under $1000. I might have to go back to riding dirt bikes, I spent less money when I did that!
    There are several places you should contact about your fork. Start with Manitou but I would move quickly to Suspension Experts and Dirtlabs. They hopefully should be able to help you.

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    The only parts you're likely to need are common industrial seals (orings, quad-rings etc). Any good suspension workshop can help.
    www.dougal.co.nz Suspension setup & tuning.
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    Well, all you Dorado owners out there: you are screwed.

    Both Manitou support and Dirtlabs told me my only option is to buy a new fork. They won't even look at an older Dorado now, not even to diagnose it.

    Bull s h i t. I'm not spending $1K plus on a new fork when this one probably just needs an internal seal.

    Does anyone out there have a service manual for a 2004-5 Doarado SPV? Does anyone know of a shop in the Denver area that would take a crack at it? Otherwise, I'll do it myself. Obviously I have nothing to lose but the $1K that I don't have that I'd have to drop on a new fork

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    Well... could get a Domain Dual Crown RC for around 500-600 new if you're really pressed for getting a dual-crown fork.
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    I will take your dorado if you dont want it anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by honkinunit View Post
    Well, all you Dorado owners out there: you are screwed.

    Both Manitou support and Dirtlabs told me my only option is to buy a new fork. They won't even look at an older Dorado now, not even to diagnose it.

    Bull s h i t. I'm not spending $1K plus on a new fork when this one probably just needs an internal seal.

    Does anyone out there have a service manual for a 2004-5 Doarado SPV? Does anyone know of a shop in the Denver area that would take a crack at it? Otherwise, I'll do it myself. Obviously I have nothing to lose but the $1K that I don't have that I'd have to drop on a new fork
    Dig in and let us know what you find. I have 2003 Dorado manuals but in 2003 they were all TPC+. SPV isn't that tricky.
    www.dougal.co.nz Suspension setup & tuning.
    www.shockcraft.co.nz Bike Bearings, Seals & Custom Hardware
    SPV Devolve

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