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 Post subject: Marzocchi servicing
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:35 am 
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Does anyone in Scotland do this?

My 98 Z2 Lights seem to have different length legs and I'm not sure I want to tackle the issue myself.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:50 am 
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eck? knows his way round a Marz fork.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:06 am 
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Yes there are a few on here that have done them big.eck being one.

But they are quite simple if you have a few bits lying around.

Follow this
http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id3.html and http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id27.html
for the seal and bushing info if your after them. Tools are the same as are the seals and bushings.

Could just need a clean and oil top up.

I also uplaoded a tech info guide into the Archive, which has detailed setup information in it.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=25144

Pull them apart then worry about it and get someone to fix it if needed :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Great Links Fluffy.

There is a company on London Road in Edinburgh - Flotec:

http://www.flotecsuspension.co.uk/home.aspx

I haven't tried them but am now tempted down the DIY route.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Mmm, they're a bit pricey.

Odd problem, the legs appear to be different lengths so I presume the internals on one leg are gubbed. It's only about 5mm but it's enough to throw the rim about 10mm to one side.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:18 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
Mmm, they're a bit pricey.

Odd problem, the legs appear to be different lengths so I presume the internals on one leg are gubbed. It's only about 5mm but it's enough to throw the rim about 10mm to one side.


Grab the manual (sure they're not Z3 Lites ? ) it's on marzocchi website for what you need to do .


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:24 pm 
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Definitely Z2 Light (and I think light is an Italian joke) The metallic yellowish-green ones.

I'll have a search for the manual.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:07 pm 
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i can service them in under 15 minutes :wink: i also have a few spare legs/springs and other bits & bobs . geeza shout when you want them done (it'll cost you a cuppa tho :wink: )


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:16 pm 
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big.eck wrote:
i can service them in under 15 minutes :wink: i also have a few spare legs/springs and other bits & bobs . geeza shout when you want them done (it'll cost you a cuppa tho :wink: )


So they're not stuffed then?

I thought it was maybe a wonky wheel but I tried with another and it was the same.

You can see the difference in distance from the wheel centre to the leg centre.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:26 pm 
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that looks like a bent brace rennie :? take the brace off and fit the wheel losely to the forks and see if it make a diffrence 8)


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