This is my first official post on a rebuild I'm doing on a 1982 CB750K. After much deliberation I decided to keep the stock shocks but I needed to take them apart to clean them up and paint them. I had a hard time finding anything that helps until I saw a video on youtube of a home made Spring Compressor so I though I would give it a shot instead of spending hella money on some contraption on ebay. Here is the link and the items I purchased at the hardware store. I spent about $5
I love homemade tools! Are you going to rebuild the shock while you have it apart?
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I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
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I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
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It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
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" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."
1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
Thanks TOOLS... p.s. I always appreciate your insight on other posts too. Yeah right now I have the springs soaking in some vinegar take off the rust. I'm going to clean them up today. I already have the rest cleaned up and I have the black spray paint ready for when it gets warm. I was debating about going all black since there is a lot of small pitting throughout the outside of the main tube. Plus I scuffed it up using the scotch Red and I don't know if that can get buffed out.
Also the bottom piece of wood did not need a hole to be cut. The shock ended going through it and it was a pain to handle (at least for my shocks). Forgot to mention that.