34L fork rebuild
I'm looking for some help with my fork rebuild. I seem to be at a conflict with the Clymer manual for the fork rebuild.
It is telling me to put the spindle taper on to the cylinder (see pic 1)
and then insert into the fork tube and then the fork leg before screwing in the allen bolt from the bottom of the leg to catch the cylinder.
The problem is, that if I do this, the cylinder wont drop deep enough into the fork leg for the bolt to catch the thread!! (see pic 2)
However, if I drop in the cylinder without the spindle taper and then put the spindle taper into the recess at the bottom of the fork tube it will allow for the bolt to catch (see pics 3 and 4)
Sorry for my complete ineptitude but for the want of trying, I can seem to make these bits fit, if I follow the Clymer manual.
Am I doing something horribly wrong here? Are there further bits that I need to remove from the bottom of the fork tube to allow this cylinder to drop through (see pic 2 again)?
I'm only a beginner mechanic, so please go easy on me!