Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Marzocchi Shiver oil change  (Read 426 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline sidetrack

Marzocchi Shiver oil change
« on: December 08, 2013, 07:44:03 pm »
Let me start by saying the forks are sweet ! Best I have had on any bike, they hold a line and makes mince meat of rocks. While my bike is not running I was thinking of changing the oil as I guess it has never been done and the bike is now nearing 7 years. I have found the shop manual for these forks but have always been a bit hesitant working on forks as they have a thousand parts, sometime requiring special tools and is easy to stuff up. Just changing the oil do anyone here have tips or tricks ?

Stock oil seems to be 7.5W and 670cm or 110mm from top with springs removed. Don't think I have ever seen 7.5 weight in the shops.

http://www.marzocchi.com/admin/download.asp?LN=UK&idC=%2D1&Campo=ManualeUnico&IDFolder=180&IDOggetto=7238
« Last Edit: December 08, 2013, 07:58:54 pm by sidetrack »
Little by little, one travels far

J.R.R Tolkien
Ride reports :
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

Offline superfoxi

  • Forum Vendor
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,938
  • Thanked: 47 times
  • Professional motorcycle and suspension services
Re: Marzocchi Shiver oil change
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 08:59:34 pm »
Use a good quality (synthetic) 5W fork oil.
That will do the trick.
 

Offline BiG DoM

  • A Grahamstown Greyhound!
  • Moderator
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS HP2
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 17,857
  • Thanked: 237 times
  • License Plates: GSpot EC and HUSKY EC
Re: Marzocchi Shiver oil change
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 09:07:46 pm »
Or just send them to Meistro Superfoxi himself ... he has sorted a good few forks for me ... the man knows his magic  :3some:
Some things best left to the experts, shocks one of them IMHO. But if only an oil change and no tweaking of stacks etc then go for it.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2013, 09:08:45 pm by BiG DoM »
"Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle" - Hunter S. Thompson

Scoots: BMW HP2  Husky 701R  Husky  TE610E  BMW G450X  KTM 250XCW  Yamaha YZ250X BMW R100S YAMAHA BWS 

 :ricky:
 

Offline sidetrack

Re: Marzocchi Shiver oil change
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 09:22:15 pm »
Yep nothing to complain on the shocks, just need some fresh oil. Foxi I'm at 7 clicks rebound, 15 clicks comp and stock 7.5 oil. I weigh 75 kg. Lighter weight oil will affect these settings or is it just to minimal tp make a difference ?
Little by little, one travels far

J.R.R Tolkien
Ride reports :
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

Offline superfoxi

  • Forum Vendor
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,938
  • Thanked: 47 times
  • Professional motorcycle and suspension services
Re: Marzocchi Shiver oil change
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013, 09:59:29 pm »
Lighter oil will affect those settings - so will the fresh 7.5W oil as the viscosity will be different compared to the old oil (whatever the viscosity of that oil initially was).

The viscosity of different makes of fork oil vary a lot. A 7.5W Motul fork oil could be "thinner" than a 5W Putoline oil - or the other way round.
The 5W oil will work fine in your Marzocchi forks.
 

Offline dirtWarp

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: Europe
  • Posts: 2,518
  • Thanked: 32 times
  • I crash like a champ!
Re: Marzocchi Shiver oil change
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013, 10:47:11 pm »
.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2013, 11:01:28 pm by dirtWarp »