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BEFORE!!! putting the springs back in..put the caps on..turn the caps to the point where the threads catch and mark that point with a marker. Now insert the springs, pour in the oil. Place the caps on the tubes just short of the marks you've made. Now when you start to turn the caps under pressure they will catch immediately and you will have less time applying pressure while trying to turn the caps trying to get them to catch the threads.

It's the little things that make life easier.
 

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how true!
 

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As stated above...this works!!!!!!

I still had to have the homemade spring tool to help compress the progressive springs in....but I used this tip about marking the caps and it really helped with getting the caps on properly.

Thanks RB.....:applause:
 

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I don't understand why you want to install a CPA on you forks...

Accountants are really best left in the office.
 

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Another way to find that point, turn the caps BACKWARDS while pressing lightly. You'll feel a little "click" when the threads are at the starting point.

Mark and proceed as listed.

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The next time you have the caps off for a fluid change, drill and tap them to accept a 1/8" pipe plug. Now you candrain out the fluid normally, and add fresh with a squeeze bottle and aquarium hose with-out removing the caps any more... :gunhead:
 

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Much like Shooter, I too avoid removing the caps if it's only for a fluid change. But the way I do it is with a mite-vac.



I release the air in the tubes first, then drain the old fluid. Pumping the forks to squeeze out as much as I can. I then close off one drain plug. Attatch clean tubing to the open drain and drop the other end of the tubing into a measured amount of new fluid. I then connect my mite-vac to the schrader valve up topand use it to draw a vacuum. The fluid gets sucked up like a straw! Cap the drain when all fluid is drawn up then repeat the process with the other fork tube.
 

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Old School, that is a very neat trick. :applause::applause::applause: :gunhead:
 

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I'd like to lay claim to the idea, but it's a trick I learned here!
 
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