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Online Cosmikdebriis

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Spring stretching/fitting
« on: January 29, 2018, 10:02:36 PM »
Just saw this on Facebook and I liked it as it doesn't really need any special equipment so most people could easily fabricate one.

Just in case it's not immediately apparent... Drill a couple of holes in an old scissor jack. Bolt the spring to the jack then use the jack to open/spread the spring. Insert some washers/coins into the open coils, undo the jack and the spring becomes longer (as the spring coils cannot compress. Fit spring and remove the washers/coins. In the case of a side stand/centre stand/rear stand spring the washers/coins would simply fall out under operation.

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Re: Spring stretching/fitting
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 10:32:07 AM »
Hmm, quite a clever idea, could be useful.
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Re: Spring stretching/fitting
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 12:47:52 PM »
You can insert the washers by holding one end of the spring in a vice and bending the spring alternate ways to open up the coils. Simple and it works as long as the spring's not too strong. Like the jack idea though.
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