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    Brand new 26" Marzocchi 80mm fork unboxing time

    I guess it's time to consider using this. The old fork on my bike, a RockShox Judy _____ (can't read the decals anymore) is fine, but the headset bearings are toast.

    If I'm going to put in a new headset, I probably should just put on the new fork.

    Since a new 26" MTB suspension fork is sorta rare these days, I thought I'd post pictures of it before using it.

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    That.
    Is.
    So.
    Hot.

    Did you pick this up recently?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Wow !!!


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    I got one of those, but it's no where near as pretty and definitely not new....
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Is that protective cling-on covering the graphics?

    Can you post a pic with it taken off?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Yeah that's protective coating. If you're going to use that fork, might be a good idea to give it a service. Can't imagine the oil & grease are going to be in great shape after all that time in the box. Should be a great fork though, I rebuild a ton of the coil sprung Z1's & Z2's. Just fresh oil & seals to make sure they work for another decade.

    Slickleum grease is great for under the seals, makes em smooth as butter. Standard oil is Golden Spectro 125/150 (7.5W)

    2000 Z-2 ATOM 80MM 00 Height (mm) both legs fill 40mm from top fully extended.

    If I remember correctly, don't remove the canti studs, I think they help keep the polished aluminum crown attached to the lower legs. I vaguely remember doing just that have having flex issues....but it's been a while, might be wrong on that.
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    I have an 80mm Bomber Z2 in need of servicing.. where can i get new seals for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvestri View Post
    I have an 80mm Bomber Z2 in need of servicing.. where can i get new seals for it?
    Should be:

    https://www.enduroforkseals.com/prod...MZ30-UPGR.html

    or

    https://www.enduroforkseals.com/prod...s/FSKMZ30.html
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    Yep those are the ones I use. The upgraded kit comes with a little tube of slickoleum. I'll normally stuff a bunch between the oil and dust seals. Make a bit of a mess for the first few rides but it'll go a long way towards keeping the forks running smooth for a long time. Without it you'll get stiction from the seals, that's about the only thing that'll make an old coil and oil Marzocchi feel like poo.

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    Would you happen to have another with a 1 1/8 threaded tube just sitting around in a box, waiting for a shot at some action? lol
    You've given me something to dream of. Thanks for showing off your toy
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    Thanks for the links Jestep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta View Post
    That.
    Is.
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    Did you pick this up recently?
    I've had it ever since it was new. Probably either 2002 or 2003?

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    Thanks also, jestep and eshew.

    I'm honestly torn, I may put it up for sale on ebay with a hefty reserve price. Perhaps someone wealthy wants to make their old bike be like new again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    Yeah that's protective coating. If you're going to use that fork, might be a good idea to give it a service. Can't imagine the oil & grease are going to be in great shape after all that time in the box. Should be a great fork though, I rebuild a ton of the coil sprung Z1's & Z2's. Just fresh oil & seals to make sure they work for another decade.

    Slickleum grease is great for under the seals, makes em smooth as butter. Standard oil is Golden Spectro 125/150 (7.5W)

    2000 Z-2 ATOM 80MM 00 Height (mm) both legs fill 40mm from top fully extended.

    If I remember correctly, don't remove the canti studs, I think they help keep the polished aluminum crown attached to the lower legs. I vaguely remember doing just that have having flex issues....but it's been a while, might be wrong on that.
    Where did you find the correct oil height? I'm looking for the height(s) for a 2004 Marathon S with the coil springs and I can only find the values for the SL.

    OP, sell that beauty to a collector and find a nice Z2 as a rider.
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    Gave my Z2 to my local bike shop to hang on the wall............
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    Quote Originally Posted by GammaDriver View Post
    Thanks also, jestep and eshew.

    I'm honestly torn, I may put it up for sale on ebay with a hefty reserve price. Perhaps someone wealthy wants to make their old bike be like new again?
    That isn't a bad idea, those things, especially new, go for a surprising amount.
    Very nice! I'm jealous, I bought my first one, nearly the same model in 2000. Was super great compared to my Answer/Manitou Mach 5 SX. Too bad the car that hit me cracked the uppers...
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    Is it just the Z2 that is collectible and/or sells for big bucks?

    I have an unused, uncut 100mm MX ETA still in the factory box. I bought it to try a build long ago, but never got around to it.
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