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Here's my dilemma. I've been following Fred's illustrated instructions to change the fork oil. I'm at the point where, reassembling everything, I have to tighten the locknut on the right fork rod. I'm having a dickens of a time getting a wrench on the locknut.

Anyone got any tips short of pulling the fork off the bike?
 

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If your problem is one of clearance between the fork cap and fork tube, you need to use a very thin wrench or grind one down so that it will fit.
 

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I resorted to scoring and breaking thehandle of my wrench to make it a shorty.

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BINGO.

Rickey you nailed it. I had installed the spring in the left fork first so I removed the nut and let the tension off. I then compressed the fork and I was able to get more clearance to work on it. Oh yes, I also bought a shorter 14mm wrench.

Thanks for all the advice guys.

Now...how to get the machine screw for the plastic fork cover that wandered off down the Honda hole...
 
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