instead of jacking up the bike i used a piece of PVC pipe with same ID as the fork tube OD. Cut to 5.25" then ripped about 1/3 out. made a snap on collar for the fork tube to attach between tree and lower fork. Pull up on bike to full extension and snapped on the collar. Now spring is at low tension and safe to remove the cap. Makes installation easier as well. Can push as hard as you want and bike does not move.