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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:43 pm 
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I've just blown the seals on mine (lime green ones too) not bad after 10 years!

Any tips/tricks for changing these?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:12 pm 
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On the verge of buying some Z1 MZs which have got slightly worn main bushings. I presume their replacement is a workshop job, but has anyone any idea of difficulty / cost / where I might get it done in Bristol or Merseyside areas?

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Dr. Matt...


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 Post subject: Bams
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:17 pm 
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I've got some 98 Z2 BAMs with disk tabs off an Explosif.

Haven't been used for a couple of years mind.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:45 pm 
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The Marzocchi website is awesome and carries full technical specs and service instructions for virtually all their forks. Well worth a visit. :D

http://www.marzocchi.com/template/listM ... K&idC=1592


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:25 pm 
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I've run a Z2 '96 on my '96 Lavadome for little over a year and it was great.
Only problem is that (I've bought them sort of xx- hand) the stanchions are marked and they are leaking as hell.
Is there a way of getting replacement stanchions for them ,

Jan


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:38 pm 
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I ran Z2's for about 8 yrs without a service,and even when i finally did service them they didnt really need it[find another fork of that quality that can say the same]
I've just sold the judy i had on for another pair of Z2's
now all of a sudden the front end works :lol:

Servicing is easy relativity speaking,all parts are still easy to get ,from Marzocchi/CRC/windwave
Steerers are replaceable[but i think yours is pressed in,if its the auction i saw finish a couple of days ago :? ]

If youre stuck for a manual,ive got 3 :lol: :lol: :lol:

and i can do you the M Parts Pro heaset for a tenner,you just need a crown race :wink:


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 Post subject: Z2
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:18 pm 
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bought a set of Z 3 Lights in silver for my Alpinestars ASR in 98 . the forks are still going strong after one service on a mates Haro .

I also got a set of Superflys when i built up my RL in 99 , i believe these at the time were considered not as good as SIDs , but i beg to differ . I paid £520 for mine , and it was the best money i ever spent , these forks are amazing . Light , mega reliable , plush (for 60 mm) and smart looking . They have been serviced twice in ten years and are still going strong !

When it was decided my RL could have a complete rebuild this year i got a set of NOS red Z2 Bams because i wanted to run discs , 75mm super plush well finished and mine !

Having a motorbike background Zoks where really the only chioce for me , as they make a lot of stuff for the bike industry . I have to say my chioces were the right ones !


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:50 pm 
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As you can see,we alll love em :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:04 pm 
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Bloody hell.


Thanks for all the replies and info. I can't wait to get them fitted now, still think I'm going for a FSA headset though.


I received the forks today and they are in pretty good condition, I'm even more happier seeing as I only paid £32 for them.

They don't seem to be leaking or the stantion's are in great shape.


I just wished the bloody post office hadn't lost my Magura HS33 brakes I won on ebay!! :cry: :cry: :cry:



Thanks again for your info. I love the help you get on Retrobike.


Thanks


Adam


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:28 pm 
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Location: NFA
On my GTs Im running the following

98 z2
99 z3
99 junior T

Sod OEM judys that dont work and score their stanchions, these bad boys will outlive me!


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