Originally Posted by hardwaregrrl
explain this a bit more as it is my next option. are the springs installed? do I have to fill up the leg with oil? do they really just shoot out of the stanchion and on to the fork tube?? I'm trying it tomorrow. Don't have a scissor jack. have to borrow one.
Yes, you must fill the forks with oil. Springs out!
Use a handyman jack or be safe and take it to a machine shop and have them compress them for you. Plus, all of the oil that spews out will be their problem to clean up.
Again, make sure the springs are out. If it slips from the jack, a compressed fork would go through the roof!