al_roethlisberger Posted March 6 Report Share Posted March 6 As I mentioned in the "Ohlins service recommendation?" topic, I had reached out to Andreani USA to see if they had any upgrades, parts, or service for the OEM Guzzi V11 Marzocchi forks for the Sport/Lemans. I have Ohlins forks, so this wouldn't apply to me, however I have seen several posts here over time where some were wondering if Andreani provided that service. So since I was already corresponding with them about shock service, I thought I'd ask. Below is my inquiry and their response, which as usual so far has been very speedy and friendly: Quote Luciano and David, A different but related question for your team from when I was last inquiring into service for the Ohlins rear shock on my 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Lemans: Do you have or plan to have any Andreani cartridges or other performance modifications for the OEM Marzocchi forks that came stock on the 1999-2005 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport/Lemans/Naked/etc? The stock Marzocchi forks had compression adjustment in one leg, and rebound adjustment in another, and most owners found the general OEM setup to be harsh with few options for improvement other than changing the springs and perhaps oil viscosity and volume. Over the years several owners on the http://www.v11lemans.com forum have wondered if Andreani made, or can make, an upgraded cartridge or other parts or service for these Marzocchi forks that would improve the comfort and performance, but no one was certain if that was available. So with your new USA offices just opening, and our recent conversations about servicing my Ohlins rear shock, I thought I'd also ask you about any current or future options for improving the Marzocchi forks for the V11 Sport models. I currently have Ohlins front forks, but most V11 Sport/Lemans owners still have the Marzocchi forks and would like to keep the stock look but improve performance, plus not spend $1500 or more on new forks. So if you were to make a service or parts available for those Marzocchi forks, I think there would be significant interest. Thank you, Al Roethlisberger ****************************************** Good morning Al If we could get a fork to check maybe it’s possible. But unfortunately to do that we would need a set of legs over here to open and see necessary measures and fittings. If I’m not wrong the previous California EV was mounting a Marzocchi 40… If the fork you are talking about is the same then we might have parts available to assemble and test a prototype. Best Regards, Luciano Ubaldini | President Andreani USA Inc. US Mobile +1 (828) 582-0791 • IT Mobile (+39) 347 4648 458 Email L.email@example.com Address 137 E Central St. , Hendersonville, NC, 28792, United States Website www.andreaniusa.com So, as you can see from Luciano's response, if someone interested in pursuing this perhaps had a set of take-off Marzocchi V11 Sport/Lemans forks to loan to Andreani, they may be able to see what they can do or develop. I let him know that I'd share this with the community to see if someone had a set of forks and were interested. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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