Due to a leaking oil seal, I am in the process of refurbishing the forks on my GSX750F. I have performed all the steps up to separating the slider & fork tube. Unfortunately, I am unable to separate them as every time I slide the fork tube it 'sticks' at the top of the slider as if the lower bush is going inside the upper bush, instead of hitting against it. I have tried warming the slider using a rag soaked in hot water as described in the Clymer manual but to no avail.
I would be grateful if anyone can suggest any other techniques to try.