Good valve spring compressor


5 replies to this topic
  • minioutlaw

Posted January 25, 2005 - 07:55 PM

#1

Who makes a good valve spring compressor that will work on my XR600? I wish I hadn't so many occasions to use one lately...

  • bork

Posted May 06, 2015 - 06:22 PM

#2

Who makes a good valve spring compressor that will work on my XR600? I wish I hadn't so many occasions to use one lately...

does anyone know if this will be ok to get the keepers out? I dont plan on doing very many & was wandering if it would get by for the few times I may need.

http://www.harborfre...ssor-60335.html

 

On edit, I know the title says, "good" but if it will get me by.


Edited by bork, May 06, 2015 - 06:45 PM.


  • Joisey

Posted May 06, 2015 - 08:32 PM

#3

I don't have the HF compressor, but I have a Lisle unit that is the same size.  It will not work on small size motorcycle valve springs and definitely is not made for double sprung valves.  You want a C style compressor.  Look on Ebay for small engine C style valve spring  compressors. 



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  • heart_of_darkness

Posted May 07, 2015 - 02:21 PM

#4

I just use a C clamp. To get access to the keepers, get some 1" square box tubing or a sacrificial socket and dremel a window in the side.

  • cal50

Posted May 07, 2015 - 03:13 PM

#5

A big C clamp with a slot to clear the valve stem works well.



  • bork

Posted May 07, 2015 - 04:23 PM

#6

well I got desperate & tried the HF, with no success. I made sure I kept receipt! Called advance auto parts & they have the c type for loaning  :banana:







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