Many of you probably know better. I should have but got too excited to get it back together. But when I did my Race Tech gold valves and spring in my forks at the time I just put it back together and tightened the triple clamp bolts down good and tight and called it good. I own a torque wrench, I have the shop manual in PDF form and know that they are only supposed to be about 24ft lbs if I remember right. I screwed up. It is costing me about $400 for a new upper fork tube (and the teflon bushings inside) since being tight like that slightly crushed the fork tube and wore it out. Now the fork is all sloppy and wiggles back and forth on that side. Took it apart and sure enough there are wear pits where the triple clamp clamps it, and all that nice blue fork oil was dark metallic grey. Once you wear through that anodizing on the inside the aluminum starts wearing fast. And yes I did notice it felt a hair tight when I hopped on it at first. But that went away right away and it felt fine...... For a bit. Fooled me into thinking it just needed a few cycles to get all settled or something. Keep in mind this was the first time I've worked on forks. So there was some NOOB going on there. (I've rebuilt engines and such just fine and done full upgraded drivetrain swaps in 4x4s and such no problem so I'm not a mechanical idiot, I was just being a mechanical idiot on my forks..... hehe) So the lesson is. Check for specs and get out that torque wrench. I learned mine.