My wife and I both have Mongoose Valiant (I believe ~ 2001). While I have upgraded the suspension on mine, I'm trying to get the most out of the stock on my wife's. I disassembled the forks in accordance to the 2001 SX Service manual. Upon opening the forks I found no oil in them (just grease). The manual, which covers more than just SX E, says they should have 5wt oil. However, I have found some references in reviews that the SX E doesnít have oil dampening. Currently the fork is like a pogo stick.

Can anyone clear up for me whether or not I can/should put oil in it as described in the service manual? If not, guess Iíll be upgrading her sticks as well.

Thanks,
Joe