Is there a snap ring on the inside at the bottom of the stanchion? I haven't stripped my '02 Monster down that far. The only CD manual that I have is an '04 model, and that Monster is somewhat different as far as I know. I notice that the '04 Super T has this snap ring...and I thought those models just used the little circlip on the top cap at the HSCV cartridge.Lucky13 said:How do you remove stanchions from lowers? Removed foot nuts and pulled out the cartridges, but stanchions - no go. Something is holding them from the buttom. Eh?
There is a metal "stop ring" referred to that is under the fork wiper and above the fork seal. It's like a big inner snap ring without eyelets for snap ring pliers. Motorcycle forks have these. On the '04 it looks like you can't drop the lowers until this is removed. I don't know if the '01 is like this, but it may be.Lucky13 said:Yeah, I think there is one, but how the heck do I remove it? I mean there has to be a way otherwise how do you change seals? It's on the very buttom, seems like on the outside maybe?