Originally Posted by norton73
Can't say I've ever had this much trouble undoing the bottom bolt.
remove the top nut, use a long tube (pvc) to compress the spring?
Wedge a piece of wood against the damper after removing the spring?
Fine sand paper, followed by a stone might clean up any nicks in the fork tube.
Yeah, I'm very frustrated. I haven't taken many forks apart, but I never thought I would be pulling my hair out with these little guys. I keep concocting plans, running downstairs and trying them out only to be screaming 5 mins. later. I actually tried a thing wooden dowel against the damper rod, but it was too thick. Anything thinner is most certainly going to snap when putting pressure on it. Put it this way, a 1/4" iron pipe is too large.