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Author:  Senri [ Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:23 am ]
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HI all,

I have on my Koga Miyata Sidewinder a pair of 2001 Shiver forks. They are in almost new condition, but miss the leg guards. I have a set in backorder for 2 months now, but saw they could be ordered from Marzocchi themselves. Sadly they only have the left side (with cable clamp) of the plastic ones. Still, 2 left are better then none at all, but try fitting them made me notice that the right leg end (axle block) has the 4 holes for the little guard bolts, but the left side has none.
Do you think this is replaced and are there other guards for this type of fork end or should I think about drilling and tapping holes myself?

Any help is appreciated!

Author:  dyna-ti [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:57 am ]
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1.A washing up liquid[empty]
2.Pair of scissors
3.Duct tape


:xmas-big-grin:

Author:  bigmick [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:41 am ]
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dyna-ti wrote:
1.A washing up liquid[empty]
2.Pair of scissors
3.Duct tape


:xmas-big-grin:

or 2 500ml lucozade bottles and some zip ties

Author:  Enid_Puceflange [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:12 pm ]
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My Shivers have the bolt hole for fitting the guards on both legs

I got bored waiting on CRC getting pair of the guards in & I just bought two left ones & fitted them

The guards fit both sides with no modifications needed, but they are designed to cover the outside of the stantions more

So fitting a left guard on a right leg leaves the outer edge of the stantion a wee bit exposed, but you would really need to look for it to notice :lol:

Good luck, the guards are getting hard to find, so are spare parts :(

I LOVE my shivers 8) 8)

G

Author:  Senri [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:38 pm ]
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Thanks for all the great suggestion guys 8) , but I am still a bit stuck here. Marzocchi Italy does only have left guards and so I ordered two. They have both sides in carbon though, but I think the are 50 euro's per side....
I have noticed that they are a bit side oriented, but that is no problem. I am still stuck with the fact that the left leg has no bolt holes. I am just looking at the options now; shall I drill and tap holes myself or are there other type of guards that are mounted differently?

It is not really noticeable, but in left up image you see the left leg (in the pic) has the holes, while the right has only some small casting points, but no holes.

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Author:  big.eck [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:48 pm ]
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i might have a set of used ones in the man-cave , i'll have a look tomorrow :wink:

Author:  ramstein-dh [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:05 pm ]
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get some carbon fibre and make them your self.

Or you could get some for a CRF350 like on my Avy MTN-8
And cut them up , if you give me the measurements i could
check to see if it can be done.
The cost me £15.00 from any Motorcross shop ,or i could hack the old
Black ones from the forks for you

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This mudguard was a full fender , but with my handy dremel tool i cut it up and wrapped it in 3M Carbon DI-NOC

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Author:  Enid_Puceflange [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:10 pm ]
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Your fork bottoms look the same as mine ( same shape & colour)

Are you sure they both dont have the holes there?

They are only like 2 or 3mm in dia :?

And it looks like they are visible in your pics on both of them?

Any better pics bud

And a link to the carbon ones :wink: :wink:

G

Author:  Senri [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:20 pm ]
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Thanks for the advise, guys!!! Seeing the solution you have made certainly has made me consider making some carbon versions. I have been working in the fibre industry, so that would be no problem.
My first problem is how the get the left one connected to the fork end. Rammstein: how did you connect yours? They seem like pop riveted?

And yes, I am sure the left one has no holes, I will see if I have some better pics, otherwise next week when I am back from Italy. The carbon ones can be purchased directly from Marzocchi here:
http://www.marzocchistore.com/template/listSTOREProducts.asp?LN=UK&IDFolder=603&Sito=storeUK

Author:  ramstein-dh [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:33 pm ]
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well my forks are slimmed down Honda CRF250 forks by Avalanche.

So the are bolt's holding them on.

just like shivers and dorado's they have bolt holes

why not make simple carbon protectors?

Author:  ramstein-dh [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:50 pm ]
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here we go a close up of the bolts

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Author:  Enid_Puceflange [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:51 pm ]
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Bloomin heck!!

They aint cheap for parts huh!!

I need a pair of those frame protectors/bumpers , the parts are cheap enough but its the taxes that screw it all up!! :( :(

G

Author:  ramstein-dh [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:22 pm ]
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Enid_Puceflange wrote:
Bloomin heck!!

They aint cheap for parts huh!!

I need a pair of those frame protectors/bumpers , the parts are cheap enough but its the taxes that screw it all up!! :( :(

G


WHO? Avalanche?

Author:  Enid_Puceflange [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:32 pm ]
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ramstein-dh wrote:

WHO? Avalanche?


No,
The Marzocchi store :shock:

£6.50 for the bits
£23.00 posted :evil: :evil:

Author:  ramstein-dh [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:35 pm ]
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Enid_Puceflange wrote:
ramstein-dh wrote:

WHO? Avalanche?


No,
The Marzocchi store :shock:

£6.50 for the bits
£23.00 posted :evil: :evil:


WOW! That is terrible , what about Windwave?

you often see them on ebay or pinkbike just do a wanted thread

Author:  Enid_Puceflange [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:40 pm ]
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Never seen them on Ebay, but will check windwave out, never heard of them :D

Author:  ramstein-dh [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:55 pm ]
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Enid_Puceflange wrote:
Never seen them on Ebay, but will check windwave out, never heard of them :D


Windwave are the UK importers of Marzocchi buddy

http://www.windwave.co.uk/index.html

They can get you most things , from stanchions to o-rings.

No 2001 Monster T axle's though :evil:

Author:  Enid_Puceflange [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:59 pm ]
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And no Shiver/T's frame protectors either :roll: :lol:

G

Author:  Senri [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:28 pm ]
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I can try through our wholesalers (B2B) if I can get them. I still have the guards in backorder, but the bumpers might be easier. I can also order them from Italy in the Marzocchi store, so you will have no tax, but there is a minimum order of 25 euro anyway. My guards were 21 together, so I also have a pair of nice Marzocchi socks too! :lol:
There is a very nice bike store close to were I am, I will ask there too. More people for guards and/or bumpers?

Author:  Enid_Puceflange [ Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:45 pm ]
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That would be awesome buddy,

If you can find them in your local store , let me know and i will square you up :wink:

Many thanks

G

Author:  Senri [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:28 pm ]
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Well, I went to the bike shop in Italy. When I mentioned spare parts for Marzocchi forks, they almost looked at me as if I said something stupid! No, no, Rockshox, fox, there they have parts for, but Marzocchi, no. Very very strange, in the home land of Marzocchi!
I am sorry guys....
I have seen they have guards in stock through the wholesaler now and also the bumper stops. I have have seen 2 kinds in the zocchi store; for the monsterT/shiver and 30/32mm. Which one are you after?
Any other spare parts wanted?

Author:  Enid_Puceflange [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:06 pm ]
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I managed to get some bumpers (40mm)

They were still attatched to some Monster Ts but im happy

Will prob sell the Ts on soon :lol:

I may get you to enquire about bushings & seals though if they have them??

Cheers

G

Author:  Senri [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:24 pm ]
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No problem, I should be able to get almost any spare part for the Marzocchi forks, just let me know what you need.

Author:  Enid_Puceflange [ Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:30 pm ]
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Thanks bud :D :D

G

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