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Take off front wheel..remove fender..remove 10mm long allen in bottom of fork,push tube dust cap up..remove spring around tube ( pry with screw driver) slide tube down hard some times necessary to use pumping action hard. slide off spacers slide down oil seal, replace oil seal then re assemble as you took it off. remove top fork cap install amount of fluid as recommended in the MANUAL THAT I AM SURE YOU HAVE RIGHT?

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