I must be missing something here - I'm trying to remove the spring from my CRF250R's shock. After loosening the preload adjusters all the way, the service manual simply says, "Remove the stopper ring, spring seat and spring." However, I can't get the stopper ring and spring seat apart, and even then I don't see how I'll be able to slide those parts past the bottom bracket.
The bike's never had the shock off before so I assume that stuff is just "stuck". But are the ring and seats screwed together, or do I just need to smack them around a bit to get them apart?
I uploaded a quick video from my phone to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brzGfXg86X4
to hopefully show the situation a bit better. Thanks in advance!