I bought some new fork tops. I thought it would simply be unscrew the old, screw on the new, but I hit a few issues.
When the fork top came loose, it shot out, along with an o-ring and a metal tube. I'm having trouble getting all back in (photo below). Questions:
1. How do I get it back on? I'm finding it hard to push it down and keep enough control to then screw the fork top back on. Is there a technique? A tool?
2. What will happen (if anything) if I ride without the metal tube in there? Will the suspension just be looser?
2. Does the o-ring go below the metal tube, or above it between the tube and the fork top?
3. The other fork top is really hard to get off. I've already shaved off some of the corners of the nut trying to get it off. Is there any way to get it off besides a monkey wrench?