2002 Six Deluxe Owners Manual

2002 Six Deluxe Owners Manual
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MANITOU SUSPENSION FORKS
CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING A 2002 MANITOU SIX DELUXE FORK. This Manitou SIX DELUXE fork is fully assembled and ready to be installed onto your bicycle. It comes equipped with a 1 1/8-inch threadless steerer tube and is available with a V-brake-style hangerless arch (or there’s an optional attachable cable hanger
which is available through your dealer). SIX DELUXE forks are also available in a disc brake only version.
2002 MANITOU SIX DELUXE FORK LINE
SIX DELUXE.................80 MM TRAVEL / COIL SPRINGS / TPC DAMPING / SINGLE CROWN
You can also download this manual at www.answerproducts.com.
BICYCLING IS A HAZARDOUS ACTIVITY THAT REQUIRES THAT THE RIDER STAY IN CONTROL OF HIS OR HER BICYCLE AT ALL
TIMES. READING THIS MANUAL ENTIRELY, AND PROPERLY MAINTAINING YOUR BICYCLE AND SUSPENSION FORK, WILL
REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF INJURY OR POSSIBLE DEATH. PRIOR TO RIDING YOUR BICYCLE, YOU SHOULD INSPECT YOUR SUSPENSION FORK TO ENSURE THAT NO
DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED DURING THE COURSE OF RIDING. DO NOT RIDE YOUR BICYCLE IF THE FORK SHOWS ANY SIGNS OF BENDING, CRACKING, CREAKING, LEAKING, OR IF IT IS MISSING ANY OF THE ORIGINALLY SUPPLIED COMPONENTS. ANY FALL FROM YOUR BICYCLE CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH.
FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN HELP YOU REDUCE THE RISK OF BEING INJURED. IF YOU ARE A MODERATE OR AGGRESSIVE OFF-ROAD RIDER, OR RIDE AT
LEAST THREE TIMES A WEEK OVER ROUGH TERRAIN, ANSWER PRODUCTS RECOMMENDS RETURNING YOUR SUSPENSION FORK EVERY 2 YEARS FOR A THOROUGH
INSPECTION AND UPDATE. TAKE YOUR FORK TO A MANITOU AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO CAN ARRANGE FOR SHIPMENT TO ANSWER PRODUCTS, OR YOU MAY CALL
ANSWER PRODUCTS AT (661) 257-4411 TO HAVE YOUR FORK SHIPPED DIRECTLY.
IMPORTANT: The SIX DELUXE fork is an off-road fork, and as such, does not come with proper reflectors for on-road use. Have your dealer or mechanic install
proper reflectors to meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (C.P.S.C.) Requirements for Bicycles if the fork is going to be used on public roads at any
time. If you have questions regarding C.P.S.C. Standards, or would like to purchase a reflector bracket kit (Part #85-3674), contact your dealer.
CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION
WARRANTY INFORMATION
1. Never remove or have the steerer tube or stanchions removed from the crown.
The steerer tube and stanchions (inner legs) are press fit at the factory. Press
fit inner legs have higher performance versus bolt-in inner legs, but can not be
pressed out. Pressing them out will permanently damage the crown beyond
repair and render it unsafe for any continued use.
2. Never attempt to thread a threadless steerer tube. Cutting threads will weaken
the steerer tube and cause an unsafe condition. The only safe thing to do is to
obtain the proper crown/steerer from your dealer, or contact the Answer
Products Warranty Department at (661) 257-4411.
3. Any other alteration or modification to your fork should be considered unsafe.
Contact the Answer Products Warranty Department prior to modifying your
fork in any way for safety information.
4. Do not use the SIX DELUXE fork if any parts are broken, bent, cracked, or you
suspect may be damaged. Contact your dealer or the Answer Warranty
Department at (661) 257-4411 if you have any questions concerning the
integrity or condition of your fork.
5. Answer Products recommends that you inspect your fork before every ride for
wear and damage. Inspect the crown, inner legs, outer legs dropout and brake
arch areas for cracks or damage.
Any Answer Products fork found by the factory to be defective in materials and/or
workmanship within one year from the date of purchase will be repaired or
replaced at the option of the manufacturer, free of charge, when received at the
factory with proof of purchase, freight prepaid. This warranty does not cover
breakage, bending, or damage that may result from crashes or falls. This warranty
does not cover any fork that has been subject to misuse or whose serial number
has been altered, defaced or removed. This warranty does not cover paint damage. Any modifications made by the user will render the warranty null and void.
This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, and any implied are limited in duration to the same duration as the expressed warranty herein. Answer
Products shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages.
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Tire Clearance
Reifenabstand
Espacio libre de
la cubierta
Distance arceau/pneu
Spazio libero del pneumatico
Bandspeling
Folga do pneu
Checking Oil Level
Kontrolle des Ölstandes
Verificación del nivel de
aceite
Vérification du niveau
d’huile
Controllo del livello dell’olio
Oliepeil controleren
Verificação do nível de óleo
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Ensure that the proper steerer tube has been delivered on your Manitou SIX
DELUXE. The steerer tube may need to be cut to length to fit your bicycle head
tube. If you are not familiar with this procedure, or do not have the proper tools
to cut the steerer tube, it is recommended that you seek a dealer with a qualified
bicycle mechanic to perform installation.
THE STEERER TUBE AND STANCHIONS (INNER LEGS)
ARE A ONE-TIME PRECISION PRESS FIT AT THE FACTORY AND CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE CROWN. REPLACEMENT OF THE
ENTIRE CROWN/STEERER ASSEMBLY MUST BE DONE TO CHANGE STEERER TUBE
LENGTHS OR DIAMETERS. REMOVING AND REPLACING THE STEERER TUBE OR
STANCHIONS WILL RESULT IN AN UNSAFE CONDITION AND SHOULD NEVER
BE DONE.
BREAK-IN
If for any reason warranty work is necessary, return the fork to the place of purchase. At that time, instructions for repair, return, or replacement shall be given.
Customers in countries other than USA should contact their dealer or local distributor.
Your new fork is designed to break in during your first few rides (about 20 hours
total riding time). Prior to break-in, you may notice your fork binds slightly and
feels notchy. Following the break-in period, your fork will feel much smoother and
will react to bumps much better than when you first put it on your bike. After 20
hours, you may want to recheck your rebound and preload adjustments (when
applicable) to fine tune the fork completely. Between services on your Manitou
fork, all you must do is lubricate your fork as needed with Manitou Prep M (part
number 85-3810 for the lube and 85-3812 for the injector gun) via the Microlube
grease ports located on the back of the fork legs.
FORK INSTALLATION
1. Remove the old fork from your bicycle.
2. Measure and cut the steerer tube to fit your bicycle head tube. You can use
your old fork as a guide for cutting the steerer tube length.
3. Remove the headset crown race from the old fork and press onto the
Manitou SIX DELUXE steerer tube until the race is seated over the crown.
4. Clean and grease the headset bearings and races.
5. Install the lower bearings (if applicable) on the fork crown race.
6. Insert the steerer tube into the head tube of the frame.
7. Install the upper bearings, stem spacers, and stem.
8. Install the stem cap and bolt. Tighten the bolt to headset manufacturer’s
specifications.
9. Install the handlebars to desired height and the torque stem pinch screws
or stem clamping system to manufacturer’s specifications.
10. Install the brakes and adjust per the manufacturer’s instructions.
11. For all SIX DELUXE forks, adjust the front wheel quick release to clear the
0.275” (7 mm) thick secondary catch dropout. The quick release must be
tightened after it is properly seated into the dropout counter bores to manufacturer’s specifications. Ensure that there is adequate thread engagement (4
or more threads with the release adjusted to lock).
NOTE: 2002 Manitou SIX DELUXE forks are equipped with a secondary catch
dropout to retain the wheel in the fork in the event the quick release comes loose.
WHEN INSTALLING THE WHEEL OR A NEW TIRE, CHECK
TO MAKE SURE THE FORK ACHIEVES MINIMUM TIRE
CLEARANCE. MEASURE FROM THE HIGHEST POINT ON THE TIRE TO THE BOTTOM
OF THE BRAKE ARCH. THIS MEASUREMENT SHOULD BE 10 MM (SEE FIGURE 1).
IMPORTANT: The Manitou SIX DELUXE should not be used if any parts appear
to be or are damaged. Contact your local dealer or Answer Products for replacement parts.
CHANGING COIL SPRINGS Once you have checked sag, you can either
MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT: Use of fork boots is required to keep your Manitou SIX
DELUXE fork performing well and the warranty in effect. Use of this fork without boots will shorten the life of the fork, decrease the time between maintenance intervals, reduce the performance and void the warranty.
IMPORTANT: When lubricating the fork with lubricant through the lubricant
ports, it is important to note the lubricant is being forced between the upper
and lower bushings. If the area is overfilled, the lubricant may force the upper
bushing and dust seal out. You should only insert lubricant to the level at
which stiction (stickiness when you compress the fork) is no longer felt.
IMPORTANT: Before every ride you should:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ensure that quick release skewers are properly adjusted and tight.
Wipe the inner legs and clean and check entire fork for any obvious damage.
Check the headset for proper adjustment.
Ensure that the front brake cable is properly routed and check brake adjustment.
CHECKING OIL LEVEL
IMPORTANT: Setting the proper oil level in your Fluid Flow damped fork
is critical. Fluid Flow damping is located in the right leg of your Manitou SIX
DELUXE fork. Not enough oil will allow foaming and reduce the performance.
Too much oil will restrict travel and may cause damage to the system and create an unsafe riding condition. Finish reading this entire section prior to altering the oil level.
To check the oil level on the Manitou SIX DELUXE, remove the compression
assembly located in the top of the right leg (as you are looking at the fork from
the rider’s position). Leave the left side spring stack in place to keep the fork fully
extended. Use a tape measure or “dip stick” to measure from the top of the fork
crown down to where the oil sits (see figure 2). The oil level for the Manitou
SIX DELUXE should be per following table.
Fork Model
Manitou SIX DELUXE
Oil Level
101 mm (4 inches)
NOTE: Use Maxima SAE 5WT fork oil suspension fluid only.
If you have any questions regarding your 2002 Manitou SIX DELUXE suspension
fork, contact the Answer Products Warranty Department at (661) 257-4411. You
can also log on to www.answerproducts.com and download this manual or see
detailed instructions on how to service your suspension fork.
Thank you again for choosing a 2002 Manitou SIX DELUXE suspension fork.
DEALER SERVICE ADDENDUM
SIX DELUXE
This section is designed to help a qualified bicycle mechanic tune and maintain your Manitou suspension fork.
MEASURING SAG
To measure sag, you’ll need a tape measure, a pencil,
a piece of paper and a helper.
1. Measure the distance from the front axle’s centerline to the bottom of the
upper crown when no one is sitting on the bike, and write this distance
down. Remember the exact locations of the two points because you’ll need
to use them later.
2. Have the rider sit on the bike and measure the distance between the same
two points as in step one. It is important to be in the normal riding position
(weight centered) with the rider’s feet on the pedals.
3. Subtract the second measurement from the first. The resulting measurement is the static sag or ride height.
SAG MEASUREMENT
Fork Travel
80 mm
RECOMMENDED SPRINGS
SIX DELUXE
Standard Set-up
Rider Weight
100-150 lbs.
150-170 lbs.
170-190 lbs.
190 plus lbs.
Sag
12 - 16 mm
Recommended Spring Kit
Soft ride kit (Part #85-9127)
Medium ride kit (Part #85-9128)
Firm ride kit (Part #85-9129)
Extra Firm ride kit (Part #85-9219)
preload the spring via the cap on top of the left leg, or even better, make
spring changes to accommodate for your riding style and weight.
1. Start by removing the preload adjuster by unscrewing the cap from the top
of the crown/leg assembly. A 1-1/16th inch or 27 mm socket will be necessary with the SIX DELUXE. Remember: The springs are housed only in the
left leg on 2002 Manitou suspension forks.
2. With the adjuster assembly removed, the spring stack is now accessible.
3. Select the appropriate coil spring for your weight and riding style (refer to
the above spring chart for recommended rates).
4. Apply a liberal amount of grease to the outside surface of the new coil
spring. We recommend any thick grease (not light greases like Prep M).
Install the new spring stack.
5. Reinstall the preload adjuster assembly, taking care not to cross-thread the
cap. It should thread in by hand and does not need to be tightened with a
wrench (finger-snug is recommended).
MICROLUBE All you need is a Microlube lubricant gun
(Part #85-3812) and Manitou’s Prep M (Part #85-3810) suspension fork lubricant. Brush any dirt from the grease ports, insert the grease gun into the
small fitting located at the back of the fork and squeeze a few times. Continue
injecting grease and push the fork up and down until stiction is eliminated.
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
When servicing the fork, take the
time to inspect all parts for excessive wear or damage. There are basically
four aspects of a fork that will require attention: the stanchions (inner legs),
the bushings in the outer legs, the spring stack and the damping fluid.
Inspecting any of these parts requires disassembly of the fork. Pay close attention to the bushings, which can be damaged by contamination in severe conditions. Replace any worn or damaged parts that are discovered.
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Suggested Service for Manitou Forks
NORMAL CONDITIONS – Short/Infrequent Rides
• Lube fork as needed with Prep M lubricant via the Microlube ports.
• Disassemble, clean and lubricate fork every 4-5 months.
• Lubricate spring stack as needed.
NORMAL CONDITIONS – Long/Frequent Rides
• Lube fork as needed with Prep M lubricant via the Microlube ports.
• Disassemble, clean and lubricate fork every 10-14 weeks.
• Lubricate spring stack as needed.
SEVERE CONDITIONS (MUD, RAIN, SNOW, EXTREME DUST) –
Short/Infrequent Rides
• Lube fork as needed with Prep M lubricant via the Microlube ports.
• Disassemble, clean and lubricate fork every 6-8 weeks.
• Lubricate spring stack as needed.
SEVERE CONDITIONS (MUD, RAIN, SNOW, EXTREME DUST) – Long/Frequent
Rides
• Lube fork as needed with Prep M lubricant via the Microlube ports
• Disassemble, clean and lubricate fork every 4-6 weeks.
• Lubricate spring stack as needed.
SERVICE PARTS KITS
SIX DELUXE
A Compression Damping Assembly
85-3014
B Rebound Damping Assembly
85-9268
C Preload Adjuster Assembly
85-9073
D Crown/Steerer Tube Assembly, Alloy
85-8209
E Outer Casting Assembly, Red
85-9196
F Sticker Kit
85-4931
G Ride
Ride
Ride
Ride
I
Kit
Kit
Kit
Kit
Assembly,
Assembly,
Assembly,
Assembly,
Soft
Medium
Firm
Extra-Firm
Knob Kit
J Boot Kit
SPECIAL OFFERS
Spring kits and Prep M lubricant directly from Answer Products
at a special introductory price for new purchasers
of Manitou forks or Manitou-equipped bikes.
Prep M Grease Gun & Tube: $19.95
Spring Kits: $12.95
International orders add a $15 handling charge, credit card only.
Shipping and handling in the US included in the $19.95 price.
Call Answer Products at 661-257-4411 to order
or visit the website at www.answerproducts.com.
85-9127
85-9128
85-9129
85-9219
85-4104
85-4839
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