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This afternoon I cut 2 inches from the bottom of my fork springs (the tightly wound end) and added 2 inch spacers to increase the spring rate while keeping the stock preload.   I filed the spring ends to flatten them some and reinstalled everything.  Later when I was cleaning up, I noticed that the very bottom of the spring is a slightly smaller diameter than the rest and obviously I cut that part off so I am just wondering if the bottom of the spring sits on top of the damper rod or if the smaller diameter was there to allow it to fit inside a recess on the damper rod?  I hunted the web trying to find a picture but couldn't be sure so I thought I'd ask.

 

The forks feel much better than they were stock, I'm using 15w fork oil also.

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Lol, the simplest answer.  You would think after standing there for an hour racking my brain wondering if it would cause a problem or not I would have just said "well why don't I flip it around?"   It honestly never once crossed my mind but only because my manual says to put the tightly wound end down.   Thanks Confederate, I will swap them around after work.  

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