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cant get top cap back on fork after changing seals

Post by cnbevan1979 on Mon May 24, 2010 10:24 pm

changed the fork seals on the sixdays forks, correct amount of oil. Slid spring over damping rod but cant get the top cap anywhere near the lock nut at the end of the damping rod, anyone got suggestions? There was hardly any pressure on the spring when I took off the top cap so what is going on??
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Post by Walnutwhip on Mon May 24, 2010 10:40 pm

You gotta make sure the air is completely out of the forks and fill both legs fully spring removed.
Then remove oil too desired height...if you done this then you need to replace spring and compress the spring but hold damper rod [use a spanner meself] the pros use a fork to lock in position the damper should be then tightened to a set distance on the adjuster body usually in your manual?

One slip and youll have all your chinas out and you dont want that!!

So get the missus to give you a hand...lol
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Post by cnbevan1979 on Tue May 25, 2010 8:40 am

Walnutwhip wrote:You gotta make sure the air is completely out of the forks and fill both legs fully spring removed.
Then remove oil too desired height...if you done this then you need to replace spring and compress the spring but hold damper rod [use a spanner meself] the pros use a fork to lock in position the damper should be then tightened to a set distance on the adjuster body usually in your manual?

One slip and youll have all your chinas out and you dont want that!!

So get the missus to give you a hand...lol

Did all that but cant compress the spring no where near enough - you would need to be super human! Looks like I am going to have to take it to the shop - a bit pissed off as all the work has been done really [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Anyone feeling strong??
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Post by Walnutwhip on Tue May 25, 2010 9:03 am

Pm`d you.
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