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Valve Spring Compressor

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Old 10-28-2008, 06:29 AM
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Guys,
I want to strip out the valves on my spare head. Got leaking valve stemseals on my fitted head, but not sure which valve spring compressors will do the job. Anyone got any advice on which ones/how much anyones used that work ok???

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Old 10-28-2008, 06:42 AM
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Never done mine Ara, but can't be much different from a Mini head - done plenty of those, just used one of those U-shaped valve compressor thingies that work like a G clamp....
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:25 AM
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Cheers,
Yeah, thought about taking it down to a tools place, but unfortunately, where I live those are thin on the ground. Might have to resort to the *DREADED* Halfords, hate doing it, but.........



Ara
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:01 AM
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I used an ordinary car valve clamp toolon the Birds head, similar to this one http://www.baysidehire.com.au/i/valv...compressor.jpg

I had toreduce the gap onthe retainer side a bit to clear the lifter bore. I also used an empty 35mm film roll container to protect the lifter bore.

If this tool woks, it is a clever solution http://www.motorcycletoolchest.com/M..._p/08-0165.htm
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:55 PM
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I don't want to throw a spanner in the works especially since I've not done a cane before but on all the other bike heads I've done a normal car compressor just doesn't fit. The problem is the springs that you need to compress are inside a raised casting to allow for the overhead cam shafts. I suppose a compressor for a car with overhead cam should work but I've not done one of those. What I have done in the past is use a G clamp & a piece of galv water pipe with the side cut out of it. Its fiddly & frustrating to use but its cheap & always did the job.
 
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:45 PM
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You are absolutely right, I linked to the wrong tool. The pic below is the actual tool I used, it must be the typefor overhead camshaft.



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