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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Tool for rear spring change out?

I got my shock off and i figured I would be able to figure out a way to change the rear spring, but I am having no luck. I found a progressive tool, but I dont think it will work, and I would spend most of a day making one that would. Am I missing an easy way to do it?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 06:53 PM
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Here's a link to an old post of mine showing how to change the spring using a floor jack and a tiedown strap. However, appears the link is an archive and no pictures - grrrr. I'll keep looking, worst case email me for the pic's.


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The pictures are showing for me. I will check it out.

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@ssncobb Me being from Kentucky, I am of less than average intelligence. But when you show me a picture, even I can figure it out. Thanks, lunch is on me next time!

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The floorjack method does not work well with a Traxxion shock, it does fine with an OEM.

The OEM Clevise is more square than the Traxxion making it more stable in the saddle.

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The floor jack method involves placing the bottom end of shock on the saddle, running a ratchet strap underneath the jack and through two opposite sides of the spring. Once you have some tension on the strap begin pumping the handle to compress the shock.

Not really safe but can work.

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Duck, I know this may be a bit late but it might make a winter project for you later. I did this a couple of years ago and it is like the Progressive tool on steroids.



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I got my shock off and i figured I would be able to figure out a way to change the rear spring, but I am having no luck. I found a progressive tool, but I dont think it will work, and I would spend most of a day making one that would. Am I missing an easy way to do it?

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Can't you find a local shop to do it for you? $25.00 should cover this?

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Can't you find a local shop to do it for you? $25.00 should cover this?
No local shops that I know of. Closest Honda dealer is 50 miles, and they want $44.00 for an air filter. Minimum charge is $95. I just wanted to get it back together for the weekend. I was only upgrading to a 2015 shock, floor jack only took about 30 minutes. I appreciate all the help, I will make one next time I am playing at the shop.

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 05:42 AM
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Would any one here have a drawing of the tool with dimensions so that we can make one? I don't have a shock/spring that I could use to develop such a thing and a picture, although nice, can't tell all. Dimensions on the drawing would be necessary, and I'd be willing to give it a try.
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