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Old 11-10-2010, 11:59 PM   #151
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Does anybody know if this ones would fit?

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Marzocchi Shiver 45mm forks Beta

This is a set of take off front forks from my 2008 Beta 525

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:22 AM   #152
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You're right. It's already been fixed. I was just a little nervous since I have a ride planned this weekend, so I was looking to overnight parts if necessary.

If I didn't have the ride planned I would, I would start really working on the front end and use this as an excuse.

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Umm, what actually is the "this" in your photo? Damaged dust seal, no?
Or have you opened the fork, and there's something terribly wrong inside there... that a new dust seal, oil seal and bushing replacement will not fix?
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:48 AM   #153
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Fork clamp diameter

I've tried searching but couldn't find any reference to the diameter of the upper and lower fork clamps? Anyone got the numbers at hand? I don't have my bike at hand so can't take the measurement myself atm.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:59 AM   #154
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I've tried searching but couldn't find any reference to the diameter of the upper and lower fork clamps? Anyone got the numbers at hand? I don't have my bike at hand so can't take the measurement myself atm.
The OEM fork clamp, and respective fork tube, diameters are: Upper 54mm, Lower 57mm.


And just for information, when considering forks conversions based on Marzocchi Shiver 45mm units off of other models:
Aprilia RXV forks: upper 54mm, lower 57mm
Husqvarna TE forks: upper 54mm, lower 58mm.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:44 AM   #155
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The OEM fork clamp, and respective fork tube, diameters are: Upper 54mm, Lower 57mm.


And just for information, when considering forks conversions based on Marzocchi Shiver 45mm units off of other models:
Aprilia RXV forks: upper 54mm, lower 57mm
Husqvarna TE forks: upper 54mm, lower 58mm.
Great info, many thanks!
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:12 PM   #156
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How many litres is that fuel tank?
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:25 AM   #157
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How many litres is that fuel tank?
Think Terry said it was about 7.5 litres
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:34 AM   #158
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is that tank being sold, or is it a one-off?
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:09 AM   #159
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is that tank being sold, or is it a one-off?
one off
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:11 AM   #160
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The OEM fork clamp, and respective fork tube, diameters are: Upper 54mm, Lower 57mm.


And just for information, when considering forks conversions based on Marzocchi Shiver 45mm units off of other models:
Aprilia RXV forks: upper 54mm, lower 57mm
Husqvarna TE forks: upper 54mm, lower 58mm.
And to confuse it more ...

I have noticed the Black Factory Series 45mm Marzocchis are sometimes 57mm at the bottom clamp and sometimes the 58mm (or more like 58.4mm I think) size.

Go figure
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:34 PM   #161
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Well all was going well on the WP front fork conversion until I hit a small snag,

Emig lower triple clamp with new bearing installed, all looks fine, install triple clamps, forks etc and mount the brake caliper, put the front wheel on and it is 2mm out of alignment with the disk to caliper ratio, bled, centred and double checked.

First thought, dam brake caliper spacers not right size, 2mm to thin, nah, can't be that simple, ok lets measure everything.

After checking all the distances the wheel is 2mm offset to the left (non brake side), okay back to the machine shop and get new wheel spacers made up +2mm on the left and -2mm on the right, that will also align the original supplied brake caliper spacers.

Will hopefully get that done this week and try again next weekend
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:29 AM   #162
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These things were not meant to be easy it seems, makes you appreciate them more when it is completed. (Hopefully)

Mine could bolt on except for the lower leg diameter being slightly bigger then OEM so I will have the cartridges changed over to the OEM forks instead.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:19 AM   #163
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These things were not meant to be easy it seems, makes you appreciate them more when it is completed. (Hopefully)

Mine could bolt on except for the lower leg diameter being slightly bigger then OEM so I will have the cartridges changed over to the OEM forks instead.
You are not going to machine down the shiver stanchions to fit? They will be a better alloy for sure. As mentioned above. The stock ones have a reputation for bending just from hard riding.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:43 AM   #164
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I am not sure whether I will ever ride hard enough to bend the OEM ones, but if I do then Iwill have the others ready to be machined down and fitted straight away.

The suspension shop may suggest your idea is the better way to go so i will wait and see what they say. I could use the aftermarket fork if I could make up a disc caliper adapter to suit the XC front brake.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:47 AM   #165
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You are not going to machine down the shiver stanchions to fit? They will be a better alloy for sure. As mentioned above. The stock ones have a reputation for bending just from hard riding.
Aren't the sliders the same size? Then the insides of the stanchions would be as well. Maybe the weakness of the X-Ch stanchions simply comes from the fact that they are thinner?
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