Well, my "mechanic" has had my bike for weeks and tells me that he cannot get them to fit after many attempts... i would advise you to take your bike someplace where they have had some experience putting these tubes on. Last night I sent him the [PDF] instructions from Kewel Metal and asked that he talk to Big Joe for help but I was told today that he put the forks back together without the tubes because he still couldn't figure it out. So here's what I did... after speaking to Jerry (at LiquidPain), I ordered a set of SUMO X, one piece fork tubes, chrome @ $459.00. He and others have nothing but good things to say about them and I am so #@!**ing frustrated at this point, I am going to do it myself. My bad experience(s) will likely not be what will happen to you but regardless of what you do... good luck!