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Allan10
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front springs

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Am going to replace the front springs and was wondering if anyone had a easy way to compress and screw the top nut down.
thanks



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keithg64
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I do mine while it's on the bike. Just use a socket and ratchet and compress the nut down. It's not really that difficult. Just don't cross thread the threads.
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Allan10
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Re: front springs

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Thanks, Ive done the 1100 on the bike and was looking to see if its doable on the 1800 on the bike

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Re: front springs

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Allan10 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:52 am
Thanks, Ive done the 1100 on the bike and was looking to see if its doable on the 1800 on the bike
It is a lot easier on the 1800 than previous wings.

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I have the socket and use a Speed Wrench. Speed Wrenches can be bought almost at any Parts Store or Harbor Freight or NH Northern or even Amazon for $19 Part # W38128 3/8-inch drive. They allow you to stand straight over the fork with the speed handle against your chest and allows you to be perpendicular to the nut as you work it in and tighten. Some people call them a speed handle.
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Allan10
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Re: front springs

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Thanks for the info! I will look into it.



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