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Fenders on Marz forks?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by RhinofromWA, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    I know they sell a intergrated fender.....

    I picked up a 05 DJIII and realized I will have to do some bending to the bracket to help it fit in the Zoke fork. I am commuting, in the greater Seattle area, so a fender in fall/winter time is a must.

    So, will std lower steerer tube monted fenders work on Marz single crowns with no, little, or a lot of mods? I have two std type fenders aready....didn't feel the urge to buy a new fender.
     

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  2. Gex

    Gex Turbo Monkey

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    I know the THE fender fit the old z5 i had on my enduro. I had it hooked up with a starnut in the lower of the steertube. Worked great. Should work on your dj3 in the same way.
     
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    Downhiller Turbo Monkey

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    i have shiver dc and i can not put my orginal marzo. fender, does any one knows which will fit to shiver ??

    thx
     
  4. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    I would be using a Starnut also. But it looks like the arch on the lowers and the bracket will beat each other up if I move the bracket far enough to clear the protruding front of the crown.

    I might not be describing it well.....

    More tinkering tonight I guess.
     
  5. Brian Peterson

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    Fenders...

    A steertube mount fender won't fit.... And the newer DJ crowns are not even drilled for our fenders... I would get a downtube mounted fender.

    As for the Shiver, pretty much any steertube mounted set up should work. I have used a THE on mine in the past with no probs.

    Brian
     
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    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Sounds like a challenge. :D

    Damnit ;)

    Thanks Brian.
     
  7. Brian Peterson

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    Well, you could possibly use a steertube fender that only comes off the back... But more likely than not a fender that mounts to the tube and also comes off the front of the fork will hit the brake arch on compression.

    Brian
     
  8. Frankenschwinn

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    How about one of theres that mounts over the crown?



    Looks like you have to remove the fork to put it on or remove it though... :think:
     
  9. Brian Peterson

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    That might work... But I don't have any first hand experience with them to know for sure...

    Brian
     
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    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    2 hrs with a bench vise, some scrap aluminum, a drill, a hammer and a big cresent wrench, says one will fit. :) Clearing the arch by being as physically close to the crown as possible. It required an additional vertical and horizontal bend but it fits SNUG. :)

    That was the first hurdle.

    Next was the harsh reality that none of the misc wedges and star nuts I have collected over the years would fit in the thick base of the stearer tube. :rolleyes: I took a POS plastic wedge that was close and started grinding. Taking away a little bit at a time until it JUST slid in. Now the plastic wedge is a POS to begin with, so now I have a heavily modified (outside diameter smaller, groves deeper, etc.) POS wedge. :D

    That was the second hurdle.

    Finally the bracket was just a smidge to tall and wouldn't let the bracket sit flush on the base of the steerer tube. That and it is slightly recessed as it is.....soooooo. First I tried a Boxxer bottom out bumper to fill the distance between the base of the steerer tube and the crown, but the wedge is a POS and wouldn't tighten down at all. So I reassembled it without the gap filling piece (soon to be filled by a spacer created from the discard of the stearer tube that I cut to length)

    Ahhhh with labor (had my father working with me on the wedge part)and parts the bracket is worth about $250. No wonder the works bikes "cost" so much. :D

    Rhino "patting himself on his back" from WA
     
  11. Brian Peterson

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    Damn... I would have gone this route.....
    1 2 liter bottle of coke
    a fifth of Captain Morgan's

    Drink Captain and Cokes until coke bottle is empty.
    Next day after the hang over goes away, use a razor and cut about 1/3 out of the coke bottle lenght wise. Line up on down tube of frame and punch 4 holes into piece of plastic so you can use 2 zip-ties to hold fender in place... Much less work and you get a good night of drinking in to boot....

    To those under 21, skip the parts involving the Captain....

    Brian
     
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    One piece fender over the crown but still uses the standard THE mounting bracket. I have used it on the other M brand forks (minute and slider plus) but not on my 888 or any others with the more fender contuored crowns.
     
  13. Brian Peterson

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    Ahh... So it sounds like it would need the Rhino mods too...

    Brian
     
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    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Waite why did we need the cola again? Just drink the CM and you won't worry about the rain. :D

    I wanted a fork mounted fender to keep me dry while commuting on the road. I had a frame mounted fender befoer and though the are great at keeping stuff out of your face they never really worked for me just riding the road.
     
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    fenders are not cool anymore didnt you read the memo :rolleyes:
     
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    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    ;) so is walking around work with a wet arse cool? :D
     
  17. Brian Peterson

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    Wait a second.... You went through all this trouble of making a front fender to keep your arse dry? I want to see you riding to work...

    Brian
     
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    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Yeah it is a miracle I survive the ordeal. ;)

    I get extreme man, extreme
     
  19. DH biker

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    I ahve a Marzocchi Fender for sale still new and in the box. Send me a P/M for it if anyone is interested in it.