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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Valve compressor tool

So I finally finished repairing the hole in my cylinder head and since I had the head out, I figured I'd clean and lap the valves, seals, etc. Removing the valves was no problem, But I can see replacing them is going to be a real PIA without the correct tool. Anybody got a compression tool (specifically for motorcycles) I can maybe borrow? Will pay rental fee with beer
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Cut an access hole in the side of a sparkplug socket (check the dia. matches the spring retainer)

Set the keepers in the retainer hole then hold them down through the access hole with your finger while pushing the socket down with the palm of your other hand.

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VERY interesting! You've tried this method? I'm just picturing badly breaking a finger if the socket slips with your finger wedged inside, unless I'm visualizing this wrong.
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Nope your right but I've done it maybe 100 times and I have hurt my fingers




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Pretty clever. If nothing else I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the pics.
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OK
But my guess is you'll find it's the easiest way also as these heads are a little to confined to fit most machanical types of spring compressers.

If you'd like to learn how to do this bring your stuff.

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Your on! I'm 98% finished with the cylinder head repair, from then, I'll be polishing the valves. Should be ready for assembly by Friday. PM me and let me know what works best for you.
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EDIT:

Just realized, your in Park Forest. Saturday?
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theres another tool that my shop teacher told me about and i got it. never tried it.

its a rod with a stem that is magnetic. put the keepers on the magnet. Tap the rod with a hammer and it pushed down the spring while putting the keepers on.
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Yes that's fine .

Keep all the parts with their respective parts.And we'll see you then.

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Great info from Gus.

What also helps is putting a dab of grease on the inside of the collets to help them stay in place when compressing the spring.



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I've got a valve spring compressor tool as well.

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Ya know what's funny I've built tools for Nasa.And this one gets national notoriety

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We had A nice visit and put his head straight.He didn't brake his finger.

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Four words: Gus Is The Shit! Seriously, I learned more in one afternoon watching and working with him than I would have in a year wrenching on my own. The guy is insane. He's working on 3 different bikes, including babysitting me with my valve rebuild, and still knocks out a "Oh, can you do this while I wait" break job on a gixxer. Kim and I had a great time with Gus, his family, Joe, and Grasshopper. I appreciate those that recommended him to to me. Resurrection Cycles should be made a sticky for cycle repair/fabrication IMO.

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We did have a good day Signram baught some pizza for all of us and cold beer.

We rebuilt a clutch shift shaft issue (didn't find any thing),finished a head install,worked on a boat prop,and did a brake job on a suzuki.All while lapping in and assembiling the head for an EX500.
Just another saturday around here but any day I can meet new people like Shane and Kim is a good day in my book.

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