Unfortunately my experience was not as fun as yours. Took me about 6 hours, about 1 hour to get the 2nd bolt out, over 4 hours trying to get the bottom bolt to tighten enough to seal. It would of course start to tighten and then spin. Spent over 4 hours trying everything I could think of, including impact. Finally took the fork tube to a Honda dealer and they got it to tighten. Gave the mechanic $10 for lunch money. After that, I will never remove that again. Of course first fork tube went fine, so I couldn't just leave it alone.