"B a r r y B u r k e J r ." <"keep it in the newsgroup "@thankyou.com> wrote in message
> Buck wrote:
> > Having the fork upside down with the oil at the seal can lead to leaks. You can guess how I
> > know.
> > -Buck
> Sometimes it's good for a suspension for to be hung upside down. Marzocchi's instruction manual
> suggests turning the bike upside down ocassionally to allow the oil to reach the upper seals. I
> store my all three of my Bombers upside down with no problems at all.
> How old was the fork that leaked?
The leaking fork was a '97 Manitou. But the seals were less than a year old at the time I discovered
this little quirk. I wasn't able to hit the trail for a few weeks and left the bike hanging in the
garage by the front wheel. When I pulled it down, I discovered fork oil had leaked out, dribbled its
way along the fork, and was working its way down the frame. It wasn't much oil, but enough to make a
I can see the wisdom in inverting the fork to soak the seals on occasion. However, if you regularly
lube the sliders with Judy-butter or something similar, hanging upside-down shouldn't be necessary.