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dj 1 rebuild

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by mackster23, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. mackster23

    mackster23 Monkey

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    i am putting new uppers on my dj1 and ran into the problem that there is a bolt on each leg holding the fork togather. now it looks like marzocchi must have a special socket head tool that fits in that small of a space. does anyone know that such a tool exists?
     

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  2. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I don't specifically know about the DJ1, but all I've needed when disassembling Marzocchi forks is an extension for my socket wrench. It's just a long, thin bar with a female socket on one end and a male on the other. Should work.
     
  3. shmity

    shmity Chimp

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    They need a thin wall 12mm socket. I got a standard 12mm socket and ground it down, others have just carefully used multigrips.
     
  4. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I just rebuilt a older dj and all I needed was a socket extension.
     
  5. shmity

    shmity Chimp

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    It depends how old the fork is i guess, anything 03 onwards needs the thin wall socket, where as the first DJ series offerings were 02 and needed the socket extension.
     
  6. scurban

    scurban Turbo Monkey

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    You are supposed to use a thin wall socket, I used (VeRy CaReFuLLy) vise grips. Someone else used them with success, I was really nervous to try it, but it worked out ok.
     
  7. mackster23

    mackster23 Monkey

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    cool, i will give the vice grips a very careful try. if not, i will get that thin walled socket.
     
  8. bob

    bob Chimp

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