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Talking Fork Removal issue- they are stuck!

I am pulling the forks on my 85 Sabre and I have everything the service manual says to remove off. I have loosened the pinch bolts and now just need to slide out the tubes. The issue is they wont turn, what am I missing? Any suggestions for turning a stuck tube to loosen? Tool to use?
any help is appreciated.
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Removed wheel
removed fender
loosened all pinch bolts

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wd40

also try prying open the triple clamp a little with a screwdriver

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That did it.
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The wd40 got it unstuck.

And a few taps on the top of the forks with a hammer and a piece of wood.

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Make sure there weren't wire retaining type clips that you just crushed.

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And a few taps on the top of the forks with a hammer and a piece of wood.
yikes!

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yikes!
Sometimes fork legs that haven't been removed in 20 years are difficult.

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I think you should have loosened everything and took it out for a ride....popped a big wheelie and slammed it down..........that would've worked

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soft mallet hammer works a little better than a piece of wood.....

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Well shit, which is it? Soft Mallet or hard wheelie? I'm getting mixed signals here!


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I think you should have loosened everything and took it out for a ride....popped a big wheelie and slammed it down..........that would've worked
Worked well on a Ducati I saw once. They slid right up!

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Big wheelie?

How did you know that is how I got it loose.
Seriously a few light taps and it slid out.

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