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How to change fork tops on 2011 CBR250R

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Hi All,

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?

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So this happened to me.

because i was such a noob that i thought the bolt on the forks had to be loosened to adjust the handle bars. anyways I got fixed it all n stuff put everything perfectly in and been riding it for months.

The question i got is that when the bolt shot out with the spring, alot of oil shot out as well. now i wanna know what oil should i put back in to compensate for the lost oil. and also where can i buy new fork tops.

Thank you !
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