make sure you have no weight on forks. done that once. no so good. would be bad on this since its still attached to fork. the ones that are just caps(older ones) they tend to fly fast and high, and seem to aim for gas tanks.
Always pull your fork caps off with a rag covering the cap as you UN screw it.
Loaded or UN-loaded. Preferably UN-loaded.
Whenever working on the triple clamp area,Put a nice shipping blanket over the tank.
Bad stuff always seems to find that big thing.