9. To disassemble the damper assembly, you must first remove the aluminum pedestal from the damper shaft. To do this, locate one of the axle pinch bolts that secures the axle in the fork slider leg. Remove the nut and washers from the bolt and then thread it into the base of the pedestal as far as it will go.
11. Remove the damper assembly from the fork tube and remove the bolt from the damper shaft. All the damper components can now be slid off the shaft with the exception of the damper piston located at the top of the shaft. To remove it, simply take off the snap ring that retains the piston and slide it down off the shaft.