Well pruitt, I'm no expert and I'll presume that the 1981 showa forks are simular to the later ones. They say that an impact wrench may be required for that sudden torque to brake the bolt loose. I have had success by using an allen wrench with a pair of vise grips attached and giving it sudden jerks. (I'm guessing that yours is an allenhead also). I think that your tubes are 35MM aren't they? Maybe someone else can guide you better than me.pruitt said:HELP !!!Anybody know how to remove the inner fork "guts" by removing the bolt located at the very bottom of the fork. When I try to loosen this bolt it just turns the inside damper tube. 1981 Sportster with Showa 38mm forks.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10153_12605?keyword=hex+key+wrench&gobutton.x=16&gobutton.y=8Where did you get the allen wrench to work with that.I've never seen an allen impact tip in one of those kits.