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Old 12-04-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default Problem with Marzocchi Fork Coating on 910R

While on the subject of Marzocchi forks, has anyone had the following problem. I just had a 6,500klm service done on my 2007 Brutale Corse. The fork seals had to be replaced because some fine rust ( like spiderweb) had formed on the base of the fork and as it slid up and down it damaged the seal and began leaking. Yes I live near the sea, but bike always garaged and polished. No rust anywhere else. I've always lived in this area and owned plenty of bikes but never has the shiny piston part of any forks rusted. I thought the shiny black metal on the Marzocchi forks was some super space age metal. NOT SO. The problem only going to get worse and will cost a bomb to fix. And before you suggest going back to dealer or importer both went broke re GFC a couple of years. Anyone heard of this rust problem???
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:39 AM   #2
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Hi Andrew.
The coating on the forks are just that, a coating, and does wear. Getting rust on the forks is not too common, but forks can be re-coated.
Have you got some pictures maybe ?
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I'll try and get a photo. You can feel it as it is slightly raised. The service guys tried to scrape it off but it will obviously come back. It is at the base so it would only damage the forks at full compression. I am actually surprised the forks compress that much, even under heavy braking but maybe a couple of sloppy landings after a wheelie has done it. At least you reckon I can get them re coated. Do you know who does that? Is it through a dealer? Thanks for your help
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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When I wrote "damage the forks" , I really mean damage the fork seals
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
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Fishguts, contact James ( Sydney910R http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/member.php?u=13989 ) I'm pretty sure he had at least one a pair of forks re-coated.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the contact rsawkins. will do. I think I actually have met and had a short ride with James once.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:52 AM   #7
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This might help too mate - http://www.ebay.com/itm/180489089009...84.m1436.l2648
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:55 AM   #8
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Has no rust on mine , but they started leaking and legs where run in
Altough the bike was serviced every 6 months. Where only 9000 km on bike when the leak was there.
Just had a bad dealer , i learned later.
Bought new fork at ebay for 585 €
Hope you find a solution , sometimes Carl (cag) has one lying around
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:24 AM   #9
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I had the same problem. The early 910R black frontforks were replace under warrenty. Because the previuous owner did not let them replaced I got this problem. I re-couted them in "WP"-gold and the company here in the Netherlands also made some small modification to the frontfork for better response.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:06 AM   #10
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I had the same problem. The early 910R black frontforks were replace under warrenty. ...

i can confirm that mine were replaced under warranty during a
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