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TZDeSioux

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swapping out rear shock springs
« on: April 16, 2003, 12:36:23 pm »
Anyone know an easy way perhaps using tools you can buy at a local hardware store to compress the spring enough to remove the collar on an Ohlins rear shock? I would normally have a shop do this but I'm strapped for time.
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Re: swapping out rear shock springs
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2003, 12:55:38 pm »
Now do you mean shock or fork?

For a shock you are better off using the proper tool. If your Ohlins has a remote preload adjuster, you will need a proper spring tool. Most cheap (threaded rod with hooks) are meant for car springs and would be tough to use on a bike shock. I have changed shock springs using a cheap hydraulic press (might need special adapters). I have seen shock springs come loose and fly accross the room.

You are going to be at Blackhawk on the 19th and/or the 20th? I have access to a spring tool at a shop (as long as the shop is open) if you have time before or after Blackhawk (I am about an hour from the track - WI).
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Re: swapping out rear shock springs
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2003, 01:02:50 pm »
woops... i meant ohlins rear shock.. sorry   :-/
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Re: swapping out rear shock springs
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2003, 01:19:04 pm »
Brian,
I appreciate the offer but I'm going to swing my 4&6 after work today. Jim says he'll do it for $10 and they're about 10 minutes from me :)
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Re: swapping out rear shock springs
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2003, 01:27:58 pm »
I will be able to sleep much better tonight knowing you are using the proper tool for the job.
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Re: swapping out rear shock springs
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2003, 03:47:02 pm »
4+6 Are a great bunch.  ;) Watch and learn grasshoppa! ;D
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