Mike is correct!
I loosened and backed out the top pinch bolts almost completely, and drove a wedge in to spread the top clamp a bit. I removed the bottom pinch bolt completly, and drove a wedge in to spread that clamp.
I sprayed the fork tube with Hondabrite spray polish, and CAREFULLY slid it straight up through the clamps. I snugged the top clamp first, to keep the fork tube from falling out, and then removed the bottom clamp wedge, and put in the pinch bolt, snugging that one up too. Then I torqued the bolts. Another set of hands is helpful! Hope this helps.........Don