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Old 01-06-2006, 04:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by meat popsicle
The Art of Reading actually

My bad... but I have a solution for ya. Put a bit of gum (or something very sticky yet removable) on the brake line retainer and go out for a ride (slow). When you get to the first stop sign slow until you are almost stopped and JAM on the front brake. I can bottom out my forks this way (I do it to trigger traffic lights here ).

Where's the gum?
Yeah...I sorta tried that the other day...but I couldn't get them to bottom out..guess I need to try harder. The Marzocchi's come with an "O" ring on the right stanchion for tuning purposes...instead of the gum trick...I've actually used chalk on the stanchion before to get the same info.

I was hoping maybe someone had their forks off the bike and disassembled for maintenance...and could give me a conclusive measurement.
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