Since I am not getting any responses to the thread I will try to explain it better. I am including photos and drawings to make your reading experience more exciting. Please take the time to think about this problem and who knows, you may be the one who comes up with the answer.
I included a photo to show my shocks and the parts that go inside. The manual shows a rubber stopper that appears to go inside of the spring. (see exploded view of shock) My shock (the one I got apart) does not have the rubber stopper.
Shock #1 seems fine as long at it has pressure pushing the shock rod into the tube. But in the upright postition the shock rod free falls as explained on the drawing.
Shock #2 will not come apart. There is something inside the tube such as a ring that encircles the rod about 5/8 inch from end of tube. Also, when pulling on the rod you can feel that it is attached to the spring and the the spring is attached to the tube. This makes no sense.
Does anyone understand what I am saying? Does anyone understand what the problem could be?
Seriously, I need to get these working properly. Who would think anything as simple as a moped shock would be so complicated? (edited)