I got andreani cartridge inserts. I called a couple suspension places and apparently I need a plethora of tools and have to take the statntion tube off of the lower portion. So, against my better judgement, I guess I'm heading to a suspension shopSo you already got the cartridge side out.. I don't know man. What's holding it up from coming out? Nothing underneath other than the spring right? What are you trying to do to the forks?
No, the tube MUST be removed because it is held in place by the back of the tube.Yikes. I was afraid that might be the case. That's a BS design. Removing the lower from the tube is no easy task, and usually means new paint or powder coat on the lowers because of the heat required. Will the spring fit through the opening if you can cut the retainer out of the way?