You put the seals on from the BOTTOM? There aren't ANY bushings or anything else to interfere with doing that? My money is that the seals were damaged on installation. I always tape around the top of the fork tube with electrical tape to protect the seal lips, then carefully slide the new seals down the leg. There were no snap rings holding those seals in? Just friction? Something isn't right. Edit: just saw pictures of an R65 fork tube. Yup, totally smooth on the bottom. I'd still bet on damage to the seals.