Changing the front fork springs requires some kind of a special tool.
What you need to do is loosen the fork cap as you did, then you have to compress the spring with a sleeve of some kind until you can slide the plastic collar down far enough to get a open socket wrench (17mm I think) and hold the jamnut while youre loosening the fork cap.
You can either use the special tool that Kawasaki recommends in the service manual, or do it the hard way as we did. We used a ordinary sleeve that fitted onto the spring, but with clearance enough to let the inner part of the fork pass thru freely. Then we compressed the spring using just manpower, and there is an edge just below the jamnut where you can slide a locking washer or something in that locks the sleeve in place.
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Last edited by Macke; 05-11-2007 at 02:21 AM.