Ridged Stanchions?

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  • 06-28-2006
    kveldssanger
    Ridged Stanchions?
    Recently got a '05 888rc and the stanchions are kinda ridged (like a very miniature version of the ridges under the steer stops). Is this normal? Donít want to void the warranty by riding it if it's defective or something.
  • 06-28-2006
    fiddy_ryder
    explain more.. where on the stanchions are the marks? down by the seals?
  • 06-28-2006
    kveldssanger
    The ridges span the entire way from the seals to the larger ridges under the steer stops. They are very small, as in you can only see them in the glare from the light. You can also feel them if you drag your fingernail along them. They are very uniform, I donít see how they could have got there if not on purpose but they arenít on any of my friends 888's and seem that they would just hinder the forks performance and oil holding capabilities.
  • 06-28-2006
    EliM
    Call or email Marzocchi and ask them if it is normal or how to fix it. I don't think it is normal as large lumps in the stantions could shred the seals or cuase the fork to leak oil. Was the fork used? if it was it might be something the previous owner did to it (not on purpose)
  • 06-29-2006
    kveldssanger
    The fork is brand new so it had to have happened at the factory. I tried emailing Marzocchi but got no response. Guess Iíll try calling them. Thanks for the advice.
  • 06-29-2006
    WaveDude
    It's normal. My 66R and my Z1 are both like that. I suspect everyone else's are too.
  • 06-30-2006
    EliM
    Reallly? I have 02' Z1FR and its stantions don't have ridges.
  • 07-01-2006
    kveldssanger
    I did some more asking around and I heard that the OEMs are smooth and the aftermarkets are ridged. Donít know why but at least it isnít a problem.
  • 07-02-2006
    EliM
    Mine is older but it isn't OEM.
  • 07-02-2006
    Bortis Yelltzen
    Maybe it's just "ribbed for your lowers pleasure" :smilewinkgrin:
  • 07-02-2006
    AndrewTO
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kveldssanger
    The ridges span the entire way from the seals to the larger ridges under the steer stops. They are very small, as in you can only see them in the glare from the light. You can also feel them if you drag your fingernail along them. They are very uniform, I donít see how they could have got there if not on purpose but they arenít on any of my friends 888's and seem that they would just hinder the forks performance and oil holding capabilities.

    Sounds like it's from the machining process to me. I'd be getting pics and sending them to Marzocchi AND showing them to the place you bought your fork from. That's a fair chunk of change to be throwing away if it DOES become a problem. Cover your ass.
  • 07-02-2006
    Bortis Yelltzen
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Sounds like it's from the machining process to me. I'd be getting pics and sending them to Marzocchi AND showing them to the place you bought your fork from. That's a fair chunk of change to be throwing away if it DOES become a problem. Cover your ass.

    I was just going to chime in woth this same info.

    If you have a Thomson post look at the ridges on that and see how the ridges on the fork compare. Those are left over from the lathe, and on a seat post it actually helps hold a little grease and grip the seat-tube of the frame so it doesn't slip.

    On a fork it might hold oil and actually help in lubricating the tubes. Or add a ton of friction and tear up the seals.

    ????????? Call Marzocchi.

    B
  • 07-02-2006
    AndrewTO
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bortis Yelltzen
    I was just going to chime in woth this same info.

    If you have a Thomson post look at the ridges on that and see how the ridges on the fork compare. Those are left over from the lathe, and on a seat post it actually helps hold a little grease and grip the seat-tube of the frame so it doesn't slip.

    On a fork it might hold oil and actually help in lubricating the tubes. Or add a ton of friction and tear up the seals.

    ????????? Call Marzocchi.

    B

    Good on the Thomson visual. :thumbsup:

    Hey, maybe Marzocchi is onto something new and cutting edge with platform damping?!?!?! :p :D

    Love your sig, btw. :)