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Hi Everybody. :D

maybe here i can get some help.

i have written marzocchi because of the following problem:.

"i just bought a MX COMP COIL 85mm.

i hear a "tick" soud during the compression stage.

i say compression because when i push the fork down the sound "appears". and when it get back to its normal possition it doesn make any sound.

is thath sound normal because of the break in period havn´t conclude (only 10hr rideen). or the oil level, or what ?... i just have ride the bike like an hour. the oil level is about 10mm down the top of the lower legs. i can see like 3 turns of the spring.

i read in the tech manual that a "knocking sound" can be fixed by turning clockwise the rebound adjuster.(decrease damping)

i alredy turn full clockwise and full counterclockwise the adjuster and the sound doesnt desapear.

also, in the left leg i can make 8 full turns to the adjuster, but in the right one i can only
Make 4 full turns. does it normal.?

note: the oil level is the same in both legs.

note: im 84kg. i´m using a 10psi preload.

can you please help me to get rid of the "tick" sound. its kind of annoying.

and about the turns difference of turns.


..... and after 7 days of waiting the reply was the following:

"The fork should be running 15psi max and there are no adjustments to this
fork. Rebound can be controlled by oil viscosity."
:rolleyes:

he he. tech assistence sucks...

They didnt gave me any answer. in fact they say that my fork doesn´t have any adjustment. the web site as well as the manual says the oppossite. " dual ssv with internal rebound adjustment"

i know they have a lot of work answering a lot of mails, i hope they get confused of the type of fork, as the manual is not so detailed i was expecting a better assistance.

maybe you can help me to fix it.

pd: does anyboby have a similar issue with Marz tech. ass.?

thanx
 

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Sounds like it could be the springs hitting the stantions inside the legs. Other than that?? Sad you didn't have much luck with Marz, they've been great to me.
 

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does it..

red5 said:
Sounds like it could be the springs hitting the stantions inside the legs. Other than that?? Sad you didn't have much luck with Marz, they've been great to me.
is normal?

is there any way to eliminate the sound....
 

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is normal?

is there any way to eliminate the sound....
You could try heat shrink tubing. Get some slightly larger than the diameter of your spring and use the blow dryer to shrink it. Same idea used on Rock Shox springs. It does help to quite it down.
 

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I know the 1" heat shrink tubing won't work on 03-04 Z1 cause Marz. increased the spring width so there isn't enough space in the stanchion width to get the spring back in with the extra little width of the heat shrik tubing on the spring. Not sure how wide the MX comp springs are, or if theres enough space between the spring and inner stanchions. Yes its annoying but some 03 fork riders say it goes away?
 

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red5 said:
Sounds like it could be the springs hitting the stantions inside the legs. Other than that?? Sad you didn't have much luck with Marz, they've been great to me.
i´ve took out the springs of the fork and the sound is still there.

any other possibility.

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It could be the rebound circuit making this noise under compression but I'm not all that familiar with your fork.
I have the same thing in my Fox Talas with higher air pressures. I also had the same thing with my old Marz Z3. If it does have adjustable rebound, get inside the fork and back the rebound off a bit. This opens up the free bleed in the rebound circuit and kills the clicking when you initially compress the fork.
 
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