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Old 07-29-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Default Totally ghetto rear shock repair

Probably the worst way to take a spring off...

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Old 07-29-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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Next time, use a handful of wormgear radiator-clamps. More than sufficient to compress a small spring like that. Safer by several orders of magnitude.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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Roger that.

I actually told George to wait and I ran to Auto Zone and got a loaner spring compressor. But he didn't wait and wanted to prove a point that his mantra of "**** special tools" would hold true all the time.

At least no one lost an eye.
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Roger that.

I actually told George to wait and I ran to Auto Zone and got a loaner spring compressor. But he didn't wait and wanted to prove a point that his mantra of "**** special tools" would hold true all the time.

At least no one lost an eye.
And it's "All Fun and Games, 'Til someone Losses an Eye...."

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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That was painful to watch. Vise-grips to spin nuts...tie-wraps for spring compressor duty. Urk.

Is that a CB 750?
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Yup. They restored that and another cb750 and took them on a 13,000 mile trip. You should check out our channel on Youtube.
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