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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:53 pm 
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Hi Folks, just wondering what modern fork oil you'd recommend for a set of 1997 Marazocchi Bomber Z1 suspension forks?
Cheers
James


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:34 pm 
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Service manuals are widely available online


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 pm 
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From the Bomber Technical Information manual.

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Fork Oil
Marzocchi only recommends the use of high quality, synthetic fork oil like our Factory Fork Oil to
be used in the Bomber forks. The oil needs to be free of any detergent or ‘seal swell’ additives
and specifically designed for open bath cartridge systems. Marzocchi’s Factory Fork Oil fights
damping fade due to heat and aeration and exceeds the performance of other suspension fluids
in these applications, especially in regards to ‘stiction.’ All Bomber forks use 7.5 weight oil stock.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:14 am 
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if you're unable to find a 7,5wt oil, then just mix 10wt and 5wt
any modern fork oil will do the job


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:27 am 
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Cheers folks, that’s what I was looking to hear... found the manuals in the archive too. Missed them first time around


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:40 pm 
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I've put this Castrol 5w in my Bomber Z2 Atom.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:27 am 
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I know someone who just runs 10W in their bombers. Can't remember what difference it makes, possible stiffens them up a tad.

I buy mine from a local motorbike shop rather than paying through the nose for "mtb specific" stuff.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:27 pm 
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Good suggestions folks... like the Castrol 5w


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:35 pm 
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Filling can be a bit messy. I've used a large syringe.
Instead you can use the little cup you get with cough syrup.
Hope this is all good English.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:55 pm 
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Remko wrote:
Filling can be a bit messy. I've used a large syringe.
Instead you can use the little cup you get with cough syrup.
Hope this is all good English.


Got it... finally all those wee syringes from my kids medicine will come in handy :xmas-cool:


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