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Hello , Im a newby to the forum, Im restoring an 89 tdub, Ive been reading all the posts about using spacers on the forks , but I have never taken the forks apart yet, so know very little, Im just looking for a tip on where the spacer actually go inside the forks, are they dropped into the bottom of the tubes below springs? Or are they installed at the top of the forks somehow? I know it seems like a lame question, but I dont see any info. posted about it. Thanks if you can assist.
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Here are some pictures for you:

This is almost everything thats inside the front fork (theres a bushing thats pressed in the lower tube that I didn't take out):

Here is the spacer. Its on the right side, second item down:

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The only special tool you'll need to take them apart is what Yamaha calls a Damper Rod Holder and T Handle. Its just a steel rod, maybe 1/2" diameter with a 19mm hex head on the end. I just took a 20 inch steel rod and had a buddy weld on a 19mm nut on either end. Basically, find two nuts that fit on a 12 mm bolt, and the nuts should take a 19 mm socket.

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