Ideas on spring compression tool for forks


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Ideas on spring compression tool for forks

Postby velvetrider » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:20 pm



New seals in,, oil in,,, forks never left bike. Air caps are being a bitch. tried 2X2 with slot,
tried copper tube with slot, tried 11/2in. PVC with slot, (works best) still will not screw correctly, screws fine without springs in. I am looking at about 2.75in. compression of spring.
Ok anybody got any ideas ?



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Re: Ideas on spring compression tool for forks

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:42 am

I made my own from plans and pictures I found using Google.


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Re: Ideas on spring compression tool for forks

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:51 am

Big help is to take springs out then position caps to the point where the threads are lined up to catch. Mark that point with a marker on the caps and the tube then reinstall springs..line up the cap just short of the marks compress and turn 1/2 turn to catch the threads..and your good to go.

Several devices have been made by guys like the one above..all fit over the tube and then allow you to screw down the cap slowly until it seats and you can turn it in the threads.

Look around on Saunders site or NGW or randakk's pages..all have jury jigged a device.

like this

http://goldwingtech.info/exavid/forktool.html
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Re: Ideas on spring compression tool for forks

Postby velvetrider » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:18 am

CBX4ever,,, you are tha man,,, I am very grateful for your post,,,, I am sure I can use what you have shown, As I mentioned on my post,, the tubes are still on the triple tree, but I am confident that I can work around "that" with a little Altercation to your design,,, thanks again,,
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Re: Ideas on spring compression tool for forks

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:57 pm

Rather than fuss with wood and threaded rod, for something I knew I would be using over and over again, I just went out and bought the Honda tool. Makes the job a simple non-event, and works really well.

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Re: Ideas on spring compression tool for forks

Postby themainviking » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:01 pm

Probably a silly question, but is your front wheel off the ground so as to fully extend the forks?
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Re: Ideas on spring compression tool for forks

Postby ram11397 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:27 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Rather than fuss with wood and threaded rod, for something I knew I would be using over and over again, I just went out and bought the Honda tool. Makes the job a simple non-event, and works really well.

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Where did you get it? and what is correct name for it, for i can search on the web

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Re: Ideas on spring compression tool for forks

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:45 am

velvetrider wrote:CBX4ever,,, you are tha man,,, I am very grateful for your post,,,, I am sure I can use what you have shown, As I mentioned on my post,, the tubes are still on the triple tree, but I am confident that I can work around "that" with a little Altercation to your design,,, thanks again,,
velvetrider.


Your welcome. Not my design but works well if you don't have the budget or the time to wait for the Honda tool.

The Honda tool part number is: 07KMF-MT20300

Price runs around $200.

You can find more info in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18495

Definitely much easier to do with the forks out of the bike. They are easier to remove than it looks.

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