Upper and Lower bush

The workshop manual and Haynes manual suggest that you can just pull the fork apart with brute force; the idea being that the lower bushing will bump into the upper bushing and push it (plus the fork seal) upwards. On my bike, this does not work! When I try to pull the stanchion up and out, it gets wedged and won’t go back down again (without a fight). The harder I pull, the more wedged it gets. Let’s see why ..

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