I've been forking around on the XT to get it street and trail worthy.
Replaced the leaking fork seals.
Old seal with the retainer clip and dust cover removed. (XT doesn't have dust boots but I'm gonna put some on later).
The XT spring is longer than the stock TW spring I took out and replaced with a Procycle spring on my TW.
Here's a picture (left) of the Procycle spring I put in the TW. The XT spring looks different at each end. Progressive spring maybe? Doesn't matter to me cause I'm putting the XT spring back in anyway.
Was able to use my homemade damper rod holder I used on the TW. Score!
Damper rod holder doubled as a fork cap screw tool as well. Double arm pump!
Removed some of the surface rust on the fork where it's secured in the lower triple tree
Time for a test now.