Fork tube puller tool
Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models
Stephen Brenton's purpose made tool
Tool threads into top end of fork tube. Affords pulling fork tube up into triple tree during reassembly. See Guzzi Manual, Fig 105, tool 4. MG# 12909500
Tim's DIY tool
Got the forks rebuilt and reinstalled today. I looked on Greg Benders site and saw where he used a special tool to pull the forks back up through the covers. Since I didn't have one I improvised one from a piece of 3⁄8 inch all thread and some washers. The washers are slightly smaller than the id of the forks with an O-ring sandwiched between. I inserted it into the forks and tightened down the large nut...it expanded the O-ring for a good friction fit. Slid the whole works up through the clamps...snugged down the pinch bolt...removed my homemade tool and got enough threads on the cap nut to secure it...then continued to work the forks up by tightening the big nut...releasing the pinch...and so on until everything was snugged up.