did you sheck the grade of oil and did you put air in the forks?
Yep.My manual doesnt have a steering head bearing though (it is called a steering stem bearing). Is that the same thing?
I did notice they were in a certain way, and I did take notice to put them back in the same way. I believe it was the tighter wound side down.No, you shouldn't hear any kind of knocking. There should be lots of travel left even when you're rocking the bike back and forth as hard as you can.
Are the springs progressively wound? If they are, did you insert them the same way they came out? (I don't even know which way is the right way lol)