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    Senior Member Lewis_Moon's Avatar
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    Need Fork Oil Suggestions for an Old Marzocchi

    The Marzocchi XCR (1996?) on my daughter's little Kona AA went splat. Before I knew better I ordered the seals, bought a long allen wrench and a pair of snap ring pliars and basically committed to a rebuild. I got the specs for the oil (SAE 20, Marzocchi part #52.51) and this looks like it'll be as hard to source as the seals (ordered from the UK). Can someone suggest an equivalent oil? I did just enough reading on weight/viscosity to make me come here cap in hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis_Moon View Post
    The Marzocchi XCR (1996?) on my daughter's little Kona AA went splat. Before I knew better I ordered the seals, bought a long allen wrench and a pair of snap ring pliars and basically committed to a rebuild. I got the specs for the oil (SAE 20, Marzocchi part #52.51) and this looks like it'll be as hard to source as the seals (ordered from the UK). Can someone suggest an equivalent oil? I did just enough reading on weight/viscosity to make me come here cap in hand.
    Motorcycle fork oil. Cheap and easy to get at any motorcycle shop. Variety of viscosities available, just match to the spec for the fork.
    My speculation was that it applies to some degree in cycling, and I used the previous proof as my reasoning, but I can't prove how exactly it applies to it and to what degree. That, I have admitted, is speculation based on reasoning, but not at this point provable.

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    Go with synthetic if you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corvuscorvax View Post
    Motorcycle fork oil. Cheap and easy to get at any motorcycle shop. Variety of viscosities available, just match to the spec for the fork.
    What he said.
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