Originally Posted by ER70S-2
That special tool izn't all that special, lookit the link.
Remember to turn the allen head bolt on the bottom of the fork, the damper tool is for keeping the damper rod from turning, not for turning the damper rod.
Thanks to DisTech:
that's a nice homemade tool!
a trick i see shops doing is leave the fork cap on (this creates some tension on the fork rod so it's less likely to move) and hit the lower bolt with an air gun. this spins out the bolt faster than the inner rod can spin and the bolt comes out w/ oil too. to re assy, the just use the air gun to put it back in.
of course they've done it enough to have the right touch, but the 1 guy I talked to said it would very hard to strip out the rod unless you just sat there and keep hitting the bolt constantly. He just stops putting it in when it feels tight and he's been doing it for over 30yrs.
procycle has the holding tool for $30 if people don't want to build there own