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I bought a Marzocchi 66 with 150 mm of travel thinking that the "travel change kit" would be similar to spacers I had on my DJ fork. After checking out a few bike shops, I was told that it was a matter of removing a spring from the bottom of the fork and moving it to the top. Does anybody know how to change the travel from 150 mm to 170 mm on a 2005 Marzocchi 66 VF? Tips and recommendations are welcome. Thanks.
 

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dhernanlaw said:
I bought a Marzocchi 66 with 150 mm of travel thinking that the "travel change kit" would be similar to spacers I had on my DJ fork. After checking out a few bike shops, I was told that it was a matter of removing a spring from the bottom of the fork and moving it to the top. Does anybody know how to change the travel from 150 mm to 170 mm on a 2005 Marzocchi 66 VF? Tips and recommendations are welcome. Thanks.
I'm not sure about the specifics of that fork, but I was looking for a similar travel change for my 2004 Marathon SL fork and found this on Marzocchi's site: http://marzocchi.com/spa/mtb/products/accessories2004.asp?LN=UK&Sito=usa-mtb&p=1

I would assume there is some similar info for the 2005 series. There is no kit for my fork, but they've gotten me started on a path to the goal. Now for the phone call to Marzocchi USA!
Cheers, Happy New Year!
 

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I bought a Marzocchi 66 with 150 mm of travel thinking that the "travel change kit" would be similar to spacers I had on my DJ fork. After checking out a few bike shops, I was told that it was a matter of removing a spring from the bottom of the fork and moving it to the top. Does anybody know how to change the travel from 150 mm to 170 mm on a 2005 Marzocchi 66 VF? Tips and recommendations are welcome. Thanks.
I'm pretty sure on the 06"66vf you can just remove the spacer from under the negitive spring and add spacer into the upper spring stack .

I'm not 100% sure on this though , as I have only lowered the travel in my 66vf , I never tried to extend it .
 

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I don't know whether it was right or not, but I did it!

My need for instant gratification got the better of me, and I found myself taking the entire fork apart yesterday. I did find a black plastic 20mm spacer under the negative spring and moved it to the spring stack. I put it on top of the spring, as was correct with my old dj fork, even though the bottom seemed a more appropriate position. I believe that the travel has increased and I did it correctly, but I would appreciate any feedback from those in the know. Thanks to all who contributed to this thread.
 

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My need for instant gratification got the better of me, and I found myself taking the entire fork apart yesterday. I did find a black plastic 20mm spacer under the negative spring and moved it to the spring stack. I put it on top of the spring, as was correct with my old dj fork, even though the bottom seemed a more appropriate position. I believe that the travel has increased and I did it correctly, but I would appreciate any feedback from those in the know. Thanks to all who contributed to this thread.
From what I know about how the insides of the 66VF work this sounds correct to me .
As long as your not getting a harsh topout noise , you got it right !
if you havent already , you may want to add 10cc more oil per leg for the longer travel .
Bumping up to 10wt or 15wt wont hurt either , in the new 06" 66vf
I run 15wt in the compression side , 10wt in the rebound side .
Hope this helps !
 
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