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Per the title, I've got my forks apart but I can't get to the compression valve to install my new Race Tech Gold Valves. The bolt on the end here only has two sides and is stuck on there good. I don't want to break it trying to get it off. I've even tried heat. Is it counter-threaded/left hand threaded? Thanks
 

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Well if anyone else has an 03-04 and is wanting to update their valves, the answer is heat. Lots of heat. It is permanently glued on so you have to essentially melt the glue to get it off. 16mm wrench on the bottom of the damper assembly, and an adjustable wrench on the other end. Heat the bolt up to the holes on the shaft until it breaks loose. Do not try and manhandle it off or you'll jack up the bolt like I did on my first one. The glue will win everytime, until you heat it up.
 
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