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quikduk



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: DB6 leaking fork oil. Reply with quote

Well while I have been messing around trying to find time to continue my electrical search for WHY my signals don't work, I noticed that both of my forks had puddles of oil beneath the legs. Rolling Eyes

I can't get the wipers down to see if my Seal Pro tool would work to clean up the seals so I just chatted with Pyramid Parts and ended up ordering the 50mmx63mmx11mm seal and wiper kit from them. I should see it in a few days so maybe I'll get time this weekend to tear things apart further.

Just one more thing on my list of to-dos this weekend...along with other vehicle maintenance, yard maintenance, garage organization, etc...

It never ends does it?!!!
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quikduk



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my fork seals in from Pyramid Parts 2 weeks ago but the wipers were missing. I contacted them and 2 weeks later they showed up. Great company!

Now if I can just find the time to work on the DB6... 🙄
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Talk about necroposting...lol

I need help and advice. I found some time to start this maintenance work up again, pulled one leg out...and have no idea what type of spanner socket to use to remove the fork cap.

Any suggestions are appreciated (preferably ones that help me remove the cap without damaging it or the finish.

Thanks
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2bims



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies....I dont think I saw the original thread of last year....otherwise I'd have said that you'd need one of these...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ducat-Panigale-Marzocchi-Fork-Cap-Service-Tool/113253509320?hash=item1a5e6f68c8:g:5OkAAOSwSLtaykiA

This IS NOT....the one that you want...but something similar....the DB6 50mm marzocchi forks have only seven holes around the cap.....which are not directly positioned across from each other like on this Marzocchi tool intended for forks fitted to the Ducati Panigale….

Evidently you can see how the pins would fit in the holes and then a normal socket bar would fit in the cap...I know tha my local Ducati (ex bimota dealer) shop had trouble when changing the seals on a DB10 as it had the same forks as yours...and they asked if I had a tool they could borrow....I dont so couldn't....but I will ask then what they used instead......I know that you can get adjustable "C" spanners with pins in them that open out and adjust to fit in 2 of the holes...and then acts as a spanner


External C clip pliers they are called...like these....but check pin diameters....these state 2.2mm in diameter...whereas the 50mm marzocchi holes are 3.8mm in diameter (just measured mine...)

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/park-tool-adjustable-spanner-spa-6/rp-prod17509?gs=1&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Chain%2BReaction-UK-PLA-PLA-All-DT-SE-Shopping%2BQLB%2BGeneric%2BDesktop&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mkwid%257CsdBbjFS6Z_dc%257Cpcrid%257C161850070953%257Cpkw%257C%257Cpmt%257C%257Cprd%257C54577UK
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are a bit better.....different sized pins....wrong side of the pond for you though.....perhaps not so strangely.....Mountain bike shops and suppliers are a good source as Marzocchi stuff was all over such bikes....Now...whether you buy the 3mm or 4mm....Hhmmm.....4mm should be snug tight....and can be taken down with careful judicious filing if not quite fitting

http://www.reactivesuspension.com/product-detail.php?product_id=112

4mm adjustable pin wrench is what you need to be looking for.....Note that if you have an angle grinder they usually come with a 4mm double pin wrench to remove the blade/disc.....but they are fixed ones to locate over the centre hole

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=4mm+pin+wrench&_sacat=0
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are a bit better.....different sized pins....wrong side of the pond for you though.....perhaps not so strangely.....Mountain bike shops and suppliers are a good source as Marzocchi stuff was all over such bikes....Now...whether you buy the 3mm or 4mm....Hhmmm.....4mm should be snug tight....and can be taken down with careful judicious filing if not quite fitting

http://www.reactivesuspension.com/product-detail.php?product_id=112
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies....I dont think I saw the original thread of last year....otherwise I'd have said that you'd need one of these...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ducat-Panigale-Marzocchi-Fork-Cap-Service-Tool/113253509320?hash=item1a5e6f68c8:g:5OkAAOSwSLtaykiA

This IS NOT....the one that you want...but something similar....the DB6 50mm marzocchi forks have only seven holes around the cap.....which are not directly positioned across from each other like on this Marzocchi tool intended for forks fitted to the Ducati Panigale….

Evidently you can see how the pins would fit in the holes and then a normal socket bar would fit in the cap...I know tha my local Ducati (ex bimota dealer) shop had trouble when changing the seals on a DB10 as it had the same forks as yours...and they asked if I had a tool they could borrow....I dont so couldn't....but I will ask then what they used instead......I know that you can get adjustable "C" spanners with pins in them that open out and adjust to fit in 2 of the holes...and then acts as a spanner


External C clip pliers they are called...like these....but check pin diameters....these state 2.2mm in diameter...whereas the 50mm marzocchi holes are 3.8mm in diameter (just measured mine...)

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/park-tool-adjustable-spanner-spa-6/rp-prod17509?gs=1&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Chain%2BReaction-UK-PLA-PLA-All-DT-SE-Shopping%2BQLB%2BGeneric%2BDesktop&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mkwid%257CsdBbjFS6Z_dc%257Cpcrid%257C161850070953%257Cpkw%257C%257Cpmt%257C%257Cprd%257C54577UK
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for these links. I know a couple shops that may have the adjustable spanners. The holes are 3.5mm if I remember correctly.

I could buy a socket type and then re-machine the pins, spacing, etc...but then I have to borrow a mill and find the time.

I may give Race Tech Suspension a call in Corona tomorrow and see what they use.

Presently I am "vacationing" at my parents place in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA. Not bad. I could get used to this...but I am here to help work on their house so the fun and frivolity stop tomorrow.

I would like to be retired...with a lot of income of course...and more Bimotas and Ducatis and Moto Guzzis and maybe a beemer or two...oh to dream...

Regards to all.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ducati boys on their Forum with Marzocchi forks used a piece of steel plate.bar which they then drilled and fitted 4mm bolts and nuts to in the respective places to fit into the holes...as a 4mm bolt measures around 3.5mm on the threads....
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