clicking noise in forks?

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I have just installed a set of .40 race tech fork springs. After I put everthing back together the forks have a click when pushed down about 1". when I push them down fast and hard ,they both click and make a rubbing noise?
There was not any noise before.
Any help would be greatly apprecated. I have a 99 kdx 200,mobil1 atf 100mm from top,that was changed 1 month ago.
 
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It's probably the fork springs bowing abit and rubbing the inner wall of the fork tube. It's typical. It may get better or ever go away after a few rides. It did with the last springs I replaced. If you think that this could be the noise, don't worry about it.
 
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It’s those damn Cicadas! Be careful when closing the caps that any of the little beggars don’t jump in. Or it might be that the relationship between the preload spacers/washers/& the new springs is different. They may be moving around when pressure is applied. Don’t think it could be a problem unless there was a real bad fit or misalignment & you would have noticed that on reassembly. You did include the washer between the spring & spacer?

Could also be the damper compression blow off valve clicking where the oil was thicker before? Maybe.