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Can I remove the springs from xr75 shocks?

How do I go about disassembling it? Tricks, procedures?

I want to sand blast and paint up the black springs and polish up the rest.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Yes, the springs are removable, but it requires a spring compressor to access the lock nut (part #7) that's under the top shock mount.

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What year is your xr? I just picked up a 77 and planing on doing a restoration. Would like to share notes or anything you have.

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Put 2 heavy duty flat blade screwdrivers between the top of the spring and the top washer and put your weight on it till there is clearance , then have your buddy pull the washer out with a pair of pliers. Dont try to pull the washer out with your fingers in case you cant hold the spring down.

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be very cautious when trying the screwdriver way. it will take fingers off if it slips. best bet is to use a compressor or do what i did a pay the shop to do it. i got mine apart with big wrenches. it cost me 25 to have them reassembled.

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