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Worked on the CL450 last night replacing fork seals. This is a 1970 with external springs and I always struggle with putting the forks back in the triple tree. The tube wants to retract and not go up into the tree.
Last night I came up with an idea , I pulled the tube all the way out and put a plastic wire tie around the tube and just above the spring perch. I had a screwdriver holding the pinch point open and the top bolt in and ready to start threading. The tube stayed out with the help of the wire tie and after getting the top bolt started there was plenty of room to snip the wire tie and remove it.
Worked great.
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