I finally blew my fork seals. I tore them apart yesterday, to put the new seals in, and be all ready for the last race tomorrow. Well, I look the forks over, and one leg has something really odd in it. Here's the order of parts, from the top, to bottom. -Split bushing, teflon coated on outside. (Slides inside the main tube) -Split bushing, teflon coated on INside (slides on the lower stanction tube) -FLat large washer (support ring for oil seal) -Oil Seal -Locking Circlip -Dust wiper OK, the support ring, the flat washer like thing, on the one leg is actually NOT a flat ring. It looked like another bushing, but only a 1/16 of an inch thick. The diameter of it allowed it to so over top of and get stuck on the Inside teflon coated split bushing. (which is how it was when I pulled it out). I took everything into the dealer, and they looked at it and asked me what it was. I asked them the same question. NO one seems to know what it is or how it got in there. The leg with this "ring" does NOT have another support ring. THis appears to be a deformed version. It is all bent and funnel shaped (sides are not straight, they are at an angle, and not a consitant angle). We ordered a new support ring (#16 in your parts manuals for the front forks). And in the meantime, I re-assembled the forks, to race tomorrow, without the strange piece, or a support ring in the one leg. Anyone else have this weird thing in it? Or is it just my forks?