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Ok,,trying to get info .. Do the damper top rods screw into the threaded cap that goes in the tube ? IF so is the only way to reconnect to get that cap out and put it all back in as one piece ? Also the bottom of the damper that bolts to the leg has a stud with a nut..this seems to be missing from the other damper, I don't really see any threads, can a bolt be fitted in from the bottom up, or is thos not how it works with these ? Thanks
 

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Ok,,trying to get info .. Do the damper top rods screw into the threaded cap that goes in the tube ? IF so is the only way to reconnect to get that cap out and put it all back in as one piece ? Also the bottom of the damper that bolts to the leg has a stud with a nut..this seems to be missing from the other damper, I don't really see any threads, can a bolt be fitted in from the bottom up, or is thos not how it works with these ? Thanks
yes the inner double hole cap gets unbolted from the tube (Colony makes the proper tool to insert) once up above the fork tube you hold the rod 'flats' and remove the cap from the rod assem.
sounds like someone snapped off the lower stud, I'd ebay a proper replacement or you may be looking at a future leaker... don't forget the little paper gasket on the way back AFTER cleaning 50 years of crude out of the lower legs.. 2 words here: PARTS BOOK
 

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yes the inner double hole cap gets unbolted from the tube (Colony makes the proper tool to insert) once up above the fork tube you hold the rod 'flats' and remove the cap from the rod assem.
sounds like someone snapped off the lower stud, I'd ebay a proper replacement or you may be looking at a future leaker... don't forget the little paper gasket on the way back AFTER cleaning 50 years of crude out of the lower legs.. 2 words here: PARTS BOOK
Thanks,,and I have the page from the parts book,,just was'nt giving enough info.

Talking to someone who has actually had to deal with the issue is far better than the book

It also does not show the damper itself taken apart
 

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quick tip (if the fork is off the bike) chuck the Lower tree into a vise, slide the tube in, it acts as a second set of hands without scoring up the fork tube....
on the way back you may want to add a little anti seize on the lower stud.. rust never sleeps
 
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