hi everybdy, after searching for something about 1 year for a cheap upside-down front fork conversion finally I convinced myself that an original fork good restoration / upgrade was the best way to go. In order to chieve a good result I changed almost everything except the main tube and the stachions. I purchased: racetech 0.95 kg/mm springs racetech gold valve SKF rubber seals all-balls bronze seals and clips kit Liquy-Moly fully sinthetic 10W fork oil As recommendend I've made the new 4 holes and enlarged the original rebound hole on the dampers at 8mm. I've mirror finish the tubes before re-installation and deeply clean all the parts. Everything was pretty easy to re-build , and I've follow carefully the recommendations for the gold valves springs color and preload , for oil level and for new spacer lenght, but here comes the trouble... My brand new restored fork is stuck.... no damping at all. Tried to remove the gold valve emulators and suddenly the fork starts working correctly ( it flows down with the weight of the bike) ...but this time too much. Unfortunately since I've enlarged the original rebound holes ( ...and made the additional holes) I cannot return to my original configuration , so I was forced to try all the gold valves springs and pre-load settings. even pushing the fork tube before the reinstallation gives me no feedback at all. My mechanich is pretty sure that this issue is related to the gold valve emulators, but so far I've never heard or read any issue about them. Since the gold valves are pretty simple I also tried to dismount them and clean them, but as you can easily imagine there was no changes at all regarding the behaviour of the forks. Right now I have the silver ( lighter ) springs with 7 turns preload , swapped back to the original steel spring spacers ( shorter than the suggested racetech spacer ) and still my bike is very rigid in the front. Every small bump or hole is a pain for my wrists , and I'm starting to worry about the triple tree bearings ( chenged some months ago) did someone of you had a similar issue? what can I try?