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It's a 97' bomber Z-3 light...After replacing seals and adding the oil, I was tightening down the bolts on the bottom of the legs and twisted off the head of the bolt on one side.
Anyone know where to get another one?
Does marzocchi sell these bolts directly or does anyone know of a shop I can call to get them asap?
 

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Are you talking about the foot nut?

moonraker said:
It's a 97' bomber Z-3 light...After replacing seals and adding the oil, I was tightening down the bolts on the bottom of the legs and twisted off the head of the bolt on one side.
Anyone know where to get another one?
Does marzocchi sell these bolts directly or does anyone know of a shop I can call to get them asap?
Or did the '97 have bolts on the bottom instead of nuts? If you had twisted off the foot nut, you would have destroyed the shaft of the damper or whatever was on the other side.....

Maybe you could clarify what broke and what else it may have damaged.

-Chris
http://www.enduroforkseals.com/
 

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Chris2fur said:
Or did the '97 have bolts on the bottom instead of nuts? If you had twisted off the foot nut, you would have destroyed the shaft of the damper or whatever was on the other side.....

Maybe you could clarify what broke and what else it may have damaged.

-Chris
http://www.enduroforkseals.com/
It was a bolt, not a nut. 15mm head, o-ring, then threads. It went in up in the bottom of the lowers to keep the lowers attached, and the oil from coming out.

I havn't touched the fork since it happened, so I don't know if anything else is damaged. The head of the bolt, along with the o-ring, twisted off the rest of the threaded part of the bolt, which is still in the damper shaft.

I can take a real pic of it later today, but here is a quick sketch...
 

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You'll have to tear into it further, now.

moonraker said:
It was a bolt, not a nut. 15mm head, o-ring, then threads. It went in up in the bottom of the lowers to keep the lowers attached, and the oil from coming out.

I havn't touched the fork since it happened, so I don't know if anything else is damaged. The head of the bolt, along with the o-ring, twisted off the rest of the threaded part of the bolt, which is still in the damper shaft.

I can take a real pic of it later today, but here is a quick sketch...
You should tear down the fork so you can get to the shaft and see if you can remove the broken part of the bolt. If it's in there really tight, that may be a problem. There are different tools and tricks for extracting broken bolts, but the trick will be to do it without damaging the rod. In any case, you need to check out the situation so you will know if you need just the bolt or if you have to replace the whole damper assembly.

Depending on what you find and the cost of replacement parts, you may just decide to replace the fork....

-Chris
http://www.enduroforkseals.com/
 
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