Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, Canada
Doesn't seem quite right to me, but I'm not an expert on DL forks........ on the parts diagram everything is twins except the fork lowers. If you put the axle in both, then your tops (dust seals) should line up, but if your picture is correct, that would make your difference at the top worse..... so, next I would remove the top caps, springs and spacers to ensure they are the same length. While out, slide the inner tube down and back up until it hits a stop. Mainly you're trying to see what's different between the two if the tubes won't come up to equal height.... making assumptions that all is assembled correctly at the bottom, no missing parts or rebound springs, and that the damper rod and oil lock are properly together, both screws at the bottom went in the same amount, etc.
Slowly pump the fork tubes up and down in case there is trapped air (I am not sure what the gold valves will trap, nor if a hydraulic lock can even occur with them). I don't know how the gold valves go in these forks, but can you check if they are seated?
Hopefully you can figure it out at this point, as the tubes should be the same height I would think. IF they are now, put the springs, spacers and caps back on.......
You might need a helper to look at both forks at once, be aware of the oil level when moving the fork tubes up and down.........
Last edited by raYzerman; 03-04-2014 at 04:13 PM.