2stroke pipe springs

i was tryin for like 20 minutes to get those springs off, i got them off once but i have to take them off again!!

it was makin me sooo mad:foul:

does anyone know of any easy ways to take the srpings off so i can get the pipe off?

u need spring pullers, a screwdriver, or, some good pliers, i use good pliers and get mine off without much hassle

Vise grip is the bomb for a lot of things. :thumbsup:

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I just use needle nose pliers and pull them off.

I have a harder time putting the damn things back on :thumbsup: only because there is ZERO extra room between the tab and the cylinder. It is like a game of Operation....as soon as you nick the cylinder the hook swivles and I can't sink hook it right. lol

But setting and removing the springs are not bad. I have never used the spring pullers....

Yea dude it'll take 2 seconds with those^^^^ I know how you feel though It took me 20 minutes to get my piston circlip in the other day:foul:

if you don't have a spring puller (which i don't), then get inventive. i took an old bicycle spoke and bent it around in a loop. i run the spoke through the hook on the spring, and grab the ends with a visegrip and the springs pop right off. i prefer this method to using a visegrip on the spring itself just to avoid damaging the spring, even tho they're cheap.

I just use needle nose pliers and pull them off.

I have a harder time putting the damn things back on :thumbsup: only because there is ZERO extra room between the tab and the cylinder. It is like a game of Operation....as soon as you nick the cylinder the hook swivles and I can't sink hook it right. lol.

that sounds like the hard way. it takes me about 2 seconds to put them back on. i start with them hooked on by the cylinder, then put the pipe on, then attach the springs to the pipe. i have never experienced the problem you describe.

Here's a cheap spring puller.

You can take a heavy piece of wire and loop it around a wooden dowel or 3-4" bolt. You'll want the OA length around 4-6" then make a hook in the other end. Make sure the end is twisted good so it wont come undone.

Put the hook around the spring hook and pull with the dowel.

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alright thanks guys, im gonna go try to get them off with needle nose pliers

Here's a cheap spring puller.

You can take a heavy piece of wire and loop it around a wooden dowel or 3-4" bolt. You'll want the OA length around 4-6" then make a hook in the other end. Make sure the end is twisted good so it wont come undone.

Put the hook around the spring hook and pull with the dowel.

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that sounds like a good idea

Anyone have a problem with the spring wearing through the loop on the exhaust? My buddy's almost wore the whole way through until he put a little weld on it. Now it's stronger but he can't take the spring off if necessary.

you can use a shoelace thats what i did it was really easy.

Buy a spring puller for 5-8 bucks. It makes a 20 minute job 5 secs. Trust me. Its well worth it. If you dont have a spring puller, get a heavy wire and bend it into a hook and make your own puller.

How come they don't just use bolts like a four stroke exhaust?

jus use a long flat head screw driver and use the frame as a guide

that sounds like the hard way. it takes me about 2 seconds to put them back on. i start with them hooked on by the cylinder, then put the pipe on, then attach the springs to the pipe. i have never experienced the problem you describe.
I start on the engine but there is little to no room on my throttle side spring. :thumbsup:

The hook itself rotates in the spring (on both sides) It is just a funny angle. once the engine side is on the pipe side is easy.

i got them off thanks guys for the help!

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