I ran into some trouble today when trying to get the forks off my 1973 cl350. I have a clymers manual that usually explains things clearly, but all I managed to gather is that they are the rod type forks. The bikes a K5 if that makes a difference ( I searched for cb350 fork removal and only found info for removing the piston kind which I think earlier models had, no?) There is a spring over a long skinny rod inside once you take the nut at the top off. The nut is attatched to the rod and all the manual says is to "remove" it and slide the forks out. Can somebody clarify this for me?