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Tools for fork maintenance- Marzocchi 43mm

Helluva leap, but...: Does anybody remotely local (pun!) have proper tools for maintenance of this fork, and be willing to lend?
Alternatively, where does one go to procure?

Iíve never opened up a fork before, and want to do it right, and do a full dismantle to fully drain old oil. The task at hand is a change of springs and oil.
I.e, I would prefer to perform the work with proper tools rather than go full McGyver with a coat hanger and clothes peg or similar!

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While they may not have ALL the tools, these guys have many of them. Fork seal divers are particularly good.

https://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle...ry/suspension/

If you simply have a weepy oil seal I suggest trying the SealMate to clean it first. May not need replacement.

If you can't get MotionPro in your country you can have it shipped to me and I will forward on to you for whatever the postage is.

These guys have some really trick stuff !!

http://www.racetech.com/page/id/70

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Thanks Ed!

For reference, I also managed to dig up something this side of the pond: HPSP | ktech

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I think it will be cheaper from the US though, looking at prices from KTech...


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You don't really need many. Study the manual.

A seal driver is a must have, but you can fake it with PVC pipe if you're careful. A second set of hands to compress and hold spring while removing and installing the cap.

A turkey baster with some tubing can make a good oil level tool.

Depends on just what you want to do, how much disassembly you plan.

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Yup, not many. For changing spring, removing old oil and replacing oil I understand from the supplied Wilbers manual that you need a plate to jam in beneath the lock nut to de-tension it, a tool to push the cartridge with and what they call a Ďdegasser toolí. The latter appears to be a pipe section with a hole on the side of the top end and threads in the bottom, so you can screw it onto the piston to manipulate it. I guess any air trapped in the new oil will escape out of this hole when compressing the piston.
There are part numbers supplied for these, but I canít find them on their website (else I wouldíve ordered these together with the springs!). I was hoping I could get hold of this stuff more locally, but Iím not sure how bespoke these tools are, with regard to the Marzocchi internals. Other places Iíve looked at tools quote Showa and WP only.
The air/oil measuring tool a la turkey baster is the only thing Iíve found locally, had for peanuts.
I guess I can wrangle around the dismantling but that this Ďdegasserí tool will be harder to find a replacement for if itís tailored specifically?


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The plate is your strong second pair of hands..... or you can make one. Just a metal plate with a notch.

The degasser is just a rod to allow you to pump and bleed the cartridge after you fill the oil. With care you can do this by hand with long needle nose pliers...or make something from a long bolt.

I've changed my oil without these tools. Haven't had to replace any seals yet (on any of my current modern bikes) as they all have been saved with my SealMate.
MV Brutale about 10k miles ago when the left seal started to ooze. 500 miles ago on my Indian Chieftain when I spotted a light film on the right fork tube.

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Tools for fork maintenance- Marzocchi 43mm

Fair enough! So the degasser is really just meant as an extra purchase on the piston? Iíll give it a crack - hell, winter is long enough to sustain a few projects

I recon a pair of soft and rounded vice inserts will be a cheap and worthwhile investment!

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Fair enough! So the degasser is really just meant as an extra purchase on the piston? Iíll give it a crack - hell, winter is long enough to sustain a few projects

I recon a pair of soft and rounded vice inserts will be a cheap and worthwhile investment!

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I use some wood blocks I made for the vise jaws. Wood is easy to "machine"....
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