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    Noisy Manitou Splice Fork?

    Hey guys, I just bought a used 06 Ironhorse warrior pro with a pretty noisy Manitou Splice up front. The thing sounds literally like a noisy metal spring with compression of the travel. The previous owner mentioned something about adding fork oil? I'm reasonably adept with bikes but have never serviced a fork before. What is the best approach to quieting (read: servicing) the fork? I will need laymens terms as I don't have my fork anatomy mastered yet. Not looking to invest too much in the fork just want to keep it functioning the best I can on a budget.

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    Keep the rubber side down

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    Remove the spring and use copious amounts of grease on it...really lather it up. Then reinstall and the noise should be gone (which is the spring hitting the inside of the stanchion tube).

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    Can I just open the spring side without removing the lowers? Which side (from the rider's view) is the spring on? There is an adjustment knob on the left and just a hexoganal nut on the right (riders view). I also heard maybe adding some oil to the semi bath could help?
    Keep the rubber side down

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    Spring is on the non-drive side, can be removed without removing lowers.

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