Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
You can carefully push the bushing into place with a drift punch. Work around the bushing a little at a time tapping it evenly into place.
Did you remove the damper rod? If you don't have an impact wrench to spin its bolt in, try an electric drill with the long 6mm bit chucked up. Don't forget the copper gasket, and clean off all the oil and use a drop of blue Loctite on the threads. Or, put the fork together with the spring in place, then insert the damper rod bolt; the spring will hold it to get the bolt started. I've been in a dampening rain, but I've never seen a dampening rod.
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