Just bought one of these on eBay and it arrived yesterday. It felt crappy to begin with, but found a post here on MTBR which explained how to service it. I just gave it a nice service and new 5w fork oil, but I have a problem. Same problem I had when I first played with the fork. It has got a terribly loud top-out noise, metal on metal pretty much. If not for that, the "smart lockout" does seem to work nicely and the fork feels very active.

Has anyone else owned this fork and can comment on it? Especially the top-out noise. Do you think a bumper could be fitted? Also, I seem to be suffering from the "not full 80mm travel" problem. I can live with that, but not the topout noise...

If anyone cares, the fork with brake studs and uncut steerer is 1415g