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Old 02-16-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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Question change the rear spring on a TR125

hey i've got a quick question -- what do i need to do to take this spring off and get the other one on there? if someone has a manual that may help too
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Most of these shocks allow you to loosen the two preload lockrings to a where the spring is completely unloaded. Maybe you have the spanner wrench in the tool kit.
Two hose clamps used as a spring compressor works great.
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Most of these shocks allow you to loosen the two preload lockrings to a where the spring is completely unloaded. Maybe you have the spanner wrench in the tool kit.
Two hose clamps used as a spring compressor works great.
I checked and i dont have a spanner wrench so i'm gonna try the hammer and punch method. thanks
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any auto store will let you rent a spring compressor and it will make it alot easier
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any auto store will let you rent a spring compressor and it will make it alot easier
Those spring compressors do not work with that shock.
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I checked and i dont have a spanner wrench so i'm gonna try the hammer and punch method. thanks
Thats what I used...well actually it was a common screw driver and hammer...go to cycle gear and get the small spanner wrenches that hook on to a ratchet...they are cheap as and work alot better

After u loosen the two lock rings the base where the spring was resting on just twists and come off...
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thanks for the help everyone,, i fcked with it for a couple of hours yesterday and it wouldn't even budge ,, either I'll run to CG and pick up the spanner wrench or i may just pm a sponsor and see how much it'll cost
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thanks for the help everyone,, i fcked with it for a couple of hours yesterday and it wouldn't even budge ,, either I'll run to CG and pick up the spanner wrench or i may just pm a sponsor and see how much it'll cost
if its already off the bike its going to be a pain in the ...i would remount it just using the top mount just to break the lock rings
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if its already off the bike its going to be a pain in the ...i would remount it just using the top mount just to break the lock rings
i remounted the shock and finally got the old spring off(like a week or two ago),, front forks were easier to change out... now I need Motorcycles Unlimited to adjust the preload


this job is a lot easier when using a spanner wrench FYI
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