In order to remove the cap, adjuster and rod on my 916's Showa forks, the shop manual shows a special tool being used. Is there a workaround for this or another technique to remove these?
The fork spacer is the metal tube approx. 1" diameter with the plastic bushing that contacts the fork cap. There are two apprx. 3/8" holes in the tube that are for a spring compressor tool. You have to compress the spring, and hold it in place with a slotted peice of metal that will slide onto the damping rod between the plastic bush and the jam nut for the fork cap.... so, in other words, the jam nut you're looking for is under the spacer. It will reqire two 17mm (IIRC) wrenches to remove the cap from the damping rod.I'm just trying to replace the fork caps that the dealer f-ed up because he doesn't want to buy the socket that doesn't scratch anodizing. I was following the shop manual, but I think I understand the procedure as you state as it is very similar to the manual. But I still do not see the nut. Is it above or below the red cap?