Author Topic: Spring stretching/fitting  (Read 984 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Cosmikdebriis

  • Moderator
  • Gold Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6058
  • Country: pg
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.

A bike on the road... Is worth two in the shed...

Offline Paul S

  • Bronze Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1053
  • Country: gb
Re: Spring stretching/fitting
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 10:32:07 am »
Hmm, quite a clever idea, could be useful.
Growing old is compulsory, but growing up is optional.
1955 C12
1961 Greeves Scottish
1998 Kawasaki zzr600
1967 Triumph Vitesse 2 ltr convertible
1959 BSA C1000

Offline Ribbet counter

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 20
  • Country: gb
  • Location: Lincolnshire
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.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2018, 12:51:54 pm by Ribbet counter »