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minioutlaw

Good valve spring compressor

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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...

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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.harborfreight.com/universal-overhead-valve-spring-compressor-60335.html

 

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

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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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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.

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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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