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Here's the tool we made to compress the secondary for changing the spring. It's just a threaded rod, 2 nuts (haha), 2 washers and a metal pipe cap cut out so you can get some snap ring pliers in there.

 

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I would like to add this looks just like the one i made only i cut a small window in the back as well. This helps with putting the snap ring back on by allowing you to get a finger on the back side of the snap ring as well. Without a window on both sides of the compressor the ring can be a bugger to get back on.
 

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im going to build another one since I sold that one..
This time i'm going to have a flat bar instead of the cap with two bolts coming down to press on the spring cap. should be a lot better that way.
 

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Yeah that would work good to. Something kinda like what Stogi used in the changing springs thread.

My cap works great now that i added the extra window. Before i done that it could be a little tricky getting the ring back on.I'll try to post a pic of it tomorrow.
 

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I made mine like phreebsd said he is going to make and works good but the with just the bolts pushing down it can be alittle tricky keeing it on the spring cap sometimes, it trys to slide off. Hope yall understand what im trying to say. Im thinking replacing the bolts with flat bar coming down like stogi
 

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i understand what you are talking about. the cap did the same thing.. sometimes it got cock-eyed on there..
I was planning on taking my grider to the top of the bolts and making a ledge on top that tries to force the spring cap in the right position.
 

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Heres the one i made with two windows.

 

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i guess i could do that too.
i think i wanna try the bolts though, that cap at times would get so cock-eyed that it took a beating to get it off once it had the spring compressed.
 

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I never had a problem with it getting stuck.

Make one like your talking about and post up some pics.
 

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shoot ive got it stuck twice where the cap went all crooked and u could back off the nut and the cap would stay in place. u had to hit it a few time to free it then it would pop to the nut.

I'll get some pics up when i gets her made
 

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I thought about it today, if you took 1"-1 1/2" long peice of pipe that fits over your all thread fairly tight and weld it to the cap or plate good and square, that it would help to keep from getting cock-eyed cause the pipe will keep it straight on the all thread. I think I might build one to see how it works, maybe tomorrow if time allows.
Ill try to put some pics of mine up tomorrow!
 

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excellente! do it! do it! do it!
/me chants "do it" like a fraternity beer chant!
 

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heres some pics of the way mine is now, i need to change to bolts or cut them down cause there a little too long

 

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im curious as to wat size the metal pipe cap is? i want to build one pretty soon, and would rather have it built before pullin my bike apart again lol
 

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great minds think alike ;)
 

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that's what i have.
My stepdad said it was 5/8 and the cap is 2"
 
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