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  1. stellarsteve
    03-13-2017 09:16 AM - permalink
    Hi sparky300,
    Last July you posted about losing your rebound dampening needle while changing the fork oil called "Gen III fork oil/seal change and now...???"
    In that post there was a question on how the spring and needle was installed. RaYZerman responded he thought the spring goes in first and then the needle.
    Was this right?
    I did the exact same thing as you did and dumped the spring and needle into the oil pan when changing the oil. After taking the fork off the bike about three times I was able to kind of get it right by turning the compression dampener a few clicks out but I knew something wasn't right. After searching on the forums I found your post and knew this was what happened. After searching the full pan of oil I found both the spring and the needle. But I wasn't sure how it goes back into the fork cap.
    I assume RaZYerman was right that the spring goes in first and that the larger end of the needle connects with the narrow rod when everything is re-assembled.

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