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    Marzocchi EXR Seal replacement

    I am in the process of replacing the seals in a 2002 Marz EXR 80mm Air. How do you remove the stanchions

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    You don't need to remove the stanchions to change the seals.

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    Marzocchi EXR Air seal replacement

    Please explain. Unless I'm using the wrong terminology---the stanchions move up and down with bike motion and are located inside the seals and travel inside the fork body.


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    Here's a picture to help with terminology. By the way, the bottom bits are called lowers (omitted in the picture).


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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    Here's a picture to help with terminology. By the way, the bottom bits are called lowers (omitted in the picture).

    Stantion tube = priceless hahahaha.

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    Dang. The one decent picture I found has a typo.
    Last edited by bad mechanic; 07-29-2010 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    You don't need to remove the stanchions to change the seals.
    Don't you have to remove the stanchions form the lowers to change the seals?




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    Last edited by cobba; 07-29-2010 at 09:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba
    Don't you have to remove the stanchions form the lowers to change the seals?
    Yes, but you do that by simply removing the lowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic
    Yes, but you do that by simply removing the lowers.
    Couldn't you simply remove the stanchions from the lowers too.

    You'll end up with the same result by removing the stanchions from the lowers won't you?

    Isn't it doing the same thing just a different way of saying it ?

    1 + 2 = 3 and 2 + 1 = 3

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    Marzocchi EXR seal replacement

    Thanks for the EXR service manual. The seal replacement is complete. One item that the service manual does not address is the removal of the stanchion tubes, which is necessary to replace the seals.
    Once the oil has been drained, the foot nut must be removed. When I attempted this at first, I was able to loosen it but not remove it because the mechanism inside, the dampening rod, spun when the foot nut was turned. The dampening rod had to be held in place from the inside. This was accomplished by inserting a length of 1/2" doweling(see the first reply from bad mechanic) inside the fork housing and pressing on the top of the dampening rod. This created enough resistance to remove the nut. Then the stanchion tubes, with the dampening rod attached, could be removed through the sliders.
    The rest is history.

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    Using a rattle gun or air wrench is an often recommended and successful method for removing the footnuts, sometimes compressing the fork while turning the nut might be of some use too.

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