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post #1 of 10 Old Feb 22nd, 2014, 5:48 am Thread Starter
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Hypro Springs Help

I am replacing my suspension springs with Hypro springs.
I made the spring compressor as described in the forum and it works very well.
Can someone describe to me how to remove the retaining clip from the rear shock.
I have removed the grub screw on the preload unit.
I can see the retaining clip, but no matter how much I compress the spring I canít seem to get at it.
I have compressed the spring about 50mm below where the grub screw was,
do I need to go further ? Any help.

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post #2 of 10 Old Feb 22nd, 2014, 7:57 am
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I am replacing my suspension springs with Hypro springs.
I made the spring compressor as described in the forum and it works very well.
Can someone describe to me how to remove the retaining clip from the rear shock.
I have removed the grub screw on the preload unit.
I can see the retaining clip, but no matter how much I compress the spring I canít seem to get at it.
I have compressed the spring about 50mm below where the grub screw was,
do I need to go further ? Any help.
Can you see enough of the wire retaining ring to get a pick under it to pry it out of the shallow groove? If not then the preload adjuster is not pushed down the shock enough. If the grub screw is dragging or if the preload collar is stuck to the shock body then you will compress the shock. the preload adjuster has to slide on the shock body to be able to get to the ring. Post a pic if you can.

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as Robert says mine was sticking and I had to manually pull on the top shock mount with spring compressed to get at ring

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Thanks so much guy's - spring removed - once you do it, it seems so easy.

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Hi,

I'm new here. I bought an LT this year and I'm ready to change out the springs to Hyperpro. The shocks are off the bike and I haven't found a shop that can do it or which I trust. I would much rather like to do it myself as I do my own maintenance. If someone could either sell me the spring compressor or let me borrow one (for both front and back) I would very much appreciate it! I'm in the Midwest.

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Orcak12lt;

Thanks for the PM, if you do a search for "hyperpro springs" you should get a few pages and there are photos and drawings of the "homemade" compressor quite a few of us made and used.
You have some reading to do!!

Easy job for the rear, but the front is a little harder and longer to do but what a difference in the ride after the change!!
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I'm new here. I bought an LT this year and I'm ready to change out the springs to Hyperpro. The shocks are off the bike and I haven't found a shop that can do it or which I trust. I would much rather like to do it myself as I do my own maintenance. If someone could either sell me the spring compressor or let me borrow one (for both front and back) I would very much appreciate it! I'm in the Midwest.

Thanks,

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Hi,

I'm new here. I bought an LT this year and I'm ready to change out the springs to Hyperpro. The shocks are off the bike and I haven't found a shop that can do it or which I trust. I would much rather like to do it myself as I do my own maintenance. If someone could either sell me the spring compressor or let me borrow one (for both front and back) I would very much appreciate it! I'm in the Midwest.

Thanks,

Robert
Robert, here's a drawing I made of the tool. It will probably be about the same price to have one made as shipping both ways. I am willing to ship you mine. You might look at a local shop plasma cutting a plate or possibly water cutting the same to these specs. Let me know, Robert.
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File Type: pdf K1200LT Shock Spring Compressor Top Plate.pdf (23.2 KB, 99 views)

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Just start out by putting a Yacugar or Ohins on the rear big differs no bottom out and a big variable in your shock adjustment so you never have stiff ride or to soft of a ride just giving you a nother choice

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Thanks for the replies guys. If it was winter I'd tool one up but seeing as the bike is apart and I'd like to do some riding soon and try out my new Avon Storm 2 tires ( the Metzlers were like using 2x4's in the rain), I think I'll opt for borrowing the tool. Robert, I will pm you my info. Thanks.

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Thanks so much guy's - spring removed - once you do it, it seems so easy.
That's what I think too! Once Robert (I mean Scouter) replaced my springs, it seemed very easy for me (to watch him).

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