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HI Can anyone help me? 

I just done the fork seals and fork oil on my beta techno forks and the fork is not returning up to its correct position,

Does anyone know why ??

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Were the forks extended when you put the top caps on?

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Assuming they worked properly before mounting on the bike, something could be out of alignment.  General recommendation is to loosen all bolts except lower fork clamps.  This includes fender mount and axle clamp.  Flex forks up and down.  It should be free.  Tighten top clamps, repeat flex, then axle clamp, flex, then fender. 

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Do you mean the single fork, not fitted to the bike or do you mean the front of the bike with it all out back together? 

 

If one fork, which one? 

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Did you bleed the rod before bolting back up? 

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With the forks removed from the bike, does each individual fork tube compress and extend as expected?

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Check to make sure the little aluminium "bullet" is still in place at the top of the damper rod. The damping adjustment screw pushes down on this part. After changing oil in my 2009 300 4t a few years ago, I did not notice this small part had come out of the damper road and fallen down inside the fork. The first ride out, the wayward bit jammed into the side of the damper rod, not allowing the fork to extend. The damper rod was scored bad enough I replaced the damper. That wasn't the end of my problems either. when I received the new damper assembly, it was obvious the part was meant for the fork tube on the spring side. Bob Clark from Mountain Motorcycles whom I was dealing with, (the former Canadian Beta importer) figured out that the parts books were wrong. They had the part numbers transposed from the left to the right sides in the fork section. I hope this isn't the case with your bike , as the part is not inexpensive. Good luck!

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