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Im doing the intake valves on my bike and was wondering who has a good tip on how to compress the springs so you can uninstall the valves and re-install them easily.

Thanks, Keith

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A good c-clamp and a rag to protect the head works good...add in an open end wrench of about 14mm and you have quite a setup...LOL...don't ask!!!! 😢

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Thats a pretty good tip, thanks for the idea.

Do you just put the edge of the C-clamp on one side of the wrench so that the vavle stem can come out the hole?

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Thats a pretty good tip, thanks for the idea.

Do you just put the edge of the C-clamp on one side of the wrench so that the vavle stem can come out the hole?

Just use an open end wrench big enough to get a good bite on the upper valve seat and leave enough space to get a small magnetic screwdriver tip in there, then the c-clamp on top to push down as close to the stem side of the wrench as you can, keep it centered as you compress the spring far enough to let the keepers get loose...the open part of the wrench gives you room to reach in and grab/pop the keepers out. Use some dabs of thick grease to hold the keepers to the stem at reassembly as you uncompress the new spring.

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