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'04 super-t... stupid nut design

PatBranch

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Sep 24, 2004
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The nut at the bottom of the lowers is in a hole. It extends above the hole, but that part is round. There isn't enough clearance for a standard socket. Is there some special socket to remove it?
 

sanjuro

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Sep 13, 2004
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You can get the special socket from Marzocchi, but we still had to grind it down to fit a POS OEM fork.
 

DirtyMike

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Aug 8, 2005
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Pat, dont waste your money on the Marzocchi socket, go down to your local Autoparts store, buy a cheap ass 12 1/4 in drive socket, grind down the outside a bit and there you go. Like Sanjuro said, you will probably need to grind the Marz socket a bit anyways. I have two of them down at the shop ready to go, even the Tech guy from Marzocchi told me to do this.
 

DirtyMike

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Yeah thats what it was, want to hear something more fun..... My top caps on the 66 use a cassette tool!!!






And no, the designer wasnt hi.... well maybe he was..... But there are sockets out there that will fit, The matco truck has a set of Super thingwall sockets, and the 12mm is about 50 bucks. And the one I ground down was about two and a half
 

sanjuro

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The real trick is I had to use an impact wrench to remove and install the nut from a freespinning cartridge.

Genius. Pure genius.
 

DirtyMike

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Aug 8, 2005
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The real trick is I had to use an impact wrench to remove and install the nut from a freespinning cartridge.

Genius. Pure genius.
Ha, I was having issues like that tonight. The sealiong oring was sticking to teh cartridge!!!! I got lucky with mine though, Mine is an ETA fork, so I locked it down before I took the rebound/compression side apart.










Oh, and on this fork they were smart enough to go away from that damn recessed nutt deal!!!!