1997 Civic Ex Turbo
I oiled the mechanisms liberally. The sleeve still take a considerable amount of force to slide fully down the hub. This is regardless of whether the hub/sleeve are on the mainshaft or not i.e. this is not the fault of the synchro/ring/gear/mainshaft. Also, once the sleeve is pushed down over the hub, it takes an equal, if not greater, force to pull it back up. I can take pictures tomorrow morning, but if it helps, it is setup exactly as the manual states.