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nottonight68
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original marzocchi's found

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looking through my dad's shed i found my old shocks-ss marzoc's
after 30 years in a shed they're in bad shape-any info on how to strip would be great.
i also found another set of marzocs-i think off my brothers darmah-chrome
springs,they are rough and will go in bin unless anyone wants them

cheers steve

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Post by Aussiess »

Steve,
The marzochis off the Darmah, are they with or without the reservoir?
I am looking for an old set of NON reservoir marzocs in any condition
(I am in NSW), please let me know, feel free to PM and I can organise post etc.
Regards,
Grant
79 900SS , 82 MHR and 78 NCR Replica

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grant-
these are original non res. marzocs-315mm between eyes (longer than original ss shocks),5-way adjustable,marzocchi printed on top,black painted body& chrome springs (painted black).
they dont suit your ss (i think-ss had black springs)
these units are in poor condition and may or may not be repairable
cheers steve
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Steve, If Grant doesn't take them, I will. Thanks, Jordan

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hey man
got any junk- we could do a swap

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these are the original ss units-totally different,305mm long,silver painted body,black springs,chrome ring on top-unless you have a darmah your trying to restore to original the shocks are no use to you
cheers steve
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Post by Aussiess »

Steve,
mate they would be fine, I have one?? (why I wonder) original SS shock, and obviously would love another, I could then have them for the anal concourse judges who keep telling me "my shocks are KONI and my exhausts are staintunes etc etc" , of course my response is "I ride my bikes and dont want to have my pipes rust in the shed (CONTI's), but thats for another post.
mate if I can access your shocks I would happily take them and do some bodging up.
Nothing a wire wheel /paint and (as I have another set of springs that will suit) will make them close to the originals as I can get.
Please email me : [email protected] and we can organise post costs etc.
Regards,
Grant
79 900SS , 82 MHR and 78 NCR Replica

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what marzocs did the 79 ss come with-ie-length,colour,spring colour etc.

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so should i replace my original brake hoses with braided or retain old crappy ones

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Post by MartinMille BANNED »

That all depends what you are going to do with the bike
If its for show leave the rubbers on
if its for riding get braid

I have rubber on 3 of my bikes and on the Mille I have braid , can I feel the difference , No , would better pads give me better performance sure

I'm leaving mine rubber until they are starting to show weeps

Yours is a 77 right , what date stamps are on the rubber hose whitish brembo collars ?

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Post by Vince »

Or you could use braided and cover it with black shrink wrap,best of both worlds,and it stops the braided sawing through anything it touchs like the front guard.

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Post by nottonight68 »

hey martin
we're off topic here but
dont have white date collars-dont even remember them being on new 76ss
but-under mast.cyl. there is a year stamped-this dates brakes or so i always thought. both my m/c's are stamped 76,so far so good-then i split calipers-i find same stamp on inside of caliper-75 ? go figure.then on banjo thingy that joins ridgid lines to calipers(after clean up) is stamped -brembo 76e.
ithought i knew it all about my bike but i guess not
cheers steve

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sold-actually given away

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