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Okay..who knows where I go to get info that will help me install the heavy duty springs.
It can't be as simple as my wife's RockShox Boxxer:
1. unscrew cap
2. pull out preload spacer and spring
3. put in new spring
4. put preload spacer and cap back on

bought the mxcomp and the heavy springs...will I need a degree to install them?
 

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Padre said:
Okay..who knows where I go to get info that will help me install the heavy duty springs.
It can't be as simple as my wife's RockShox Boxxer:
1. unscrew cap
2. pull out preload spacer and spring
3. put in new spring
4. put preload spacer and cap back on

bought the mxcomp and the heavy springs...will I need a degree to install them?
How would you like a copy of the Marz 2004 Tech CD?? Pretty much all the info you could ask for about all 04 forks is on it. PM or email me your address I'll fedex you one. That is unless you want to go buy one at your LBS? :p
 

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Padre said:
Okay..who knows where I go to get info that will help me install the heavy duty springs.
It can't be as simple as my wife's RockShox Boxxer:
1. unscrew cap
2. pull out preload spacer and spring
3. put in new spring
4. put preload spacer and cap back on

bought the mxcomp and the heavy springs...will I need a degree to install them?
Let us know how the HD springs work out I'm curious.....
 

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Padre said:
Okay..who knows where I go to get info that will help me install the heavy duty springs.
It can't be as simple as my wife's RockShox Boxxer:
1. unscrew cap
2. pull out preload spacer and spring
3. put in new spring
4. put preload spacer and cap back on

bought the mxcomp and the heavy springs...will I need a degree to install them?
1-4 sound about right to me. Disclaimer: I've only taken the Zoke air forks apart. I believe Marzocchi has finally revamped their tech section of their website. You can probably download a manual from there. You'll definately appreciate the heavier springs.
 

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I have worked on plenty of Marzocchi's for riding buds, they are pretty easy to work on if you are mechanicly inclined and pay attention to how things come apart.

I've installed X-heavy coils in all my Marzocchi forks.... While changing only the coils will provide better support for heavier riders, that is not hte only peice to the puzzle.

If you are requiring heavier coils you will probably also need to change the viscosity of the oil for dampening and rebound control as well.
Per the Marzoccji website:

"Forks using the SSV Non-Adjustable System can change their rebound damping with oil viscosities. Stock oil is 7.5 weight, so changing to a lighter oil (Example: 5 wt.) will increase the rebound speed. Heavier riders using stiffer springs may want to adjust their rebound speed with a heavier weight oil. Be sure only to use a high quality motorcycle fork oil like Marzocchi's Factory Fork Oil. Refer to the Setup Chart for recommended settings."

The setup chart should be found in:
http://www.marzocchi.com/system/2604/2004-bomber-en.pdf
(I can't open PDF's on this system right now.)

I run a 15wt oil and X-Heavy coils and it is just about perfect except on really cold rides (eg. below 20°F) For winter riding I use a blend of 50% 7.5wt : 50% 14wt.
 
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