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Old 10-01-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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I have some HL springs coming and was wondering if anyone knew how the homemade spring compressor is made or where to buy a cheap and safe spring compressor. Thanks TJ
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think catmandoo got a cheap one from harbor freight.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:53 AM   #3
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think catmandoo got a cheap one from harbor freight.[/b]
Yup $13 spring compressor and I use my air rachet to compress the springs, makes easy work of it. As a matter of fact I'm putting my Highlifter springs on my 650v2 tomorrow night if my wife doesn't have some surprise chore to pull on me.
One thing I noticed with these springs they don't bounce and pop the front end up like the stockers did, I really like the overall handling difference, worth every penny in my opinion.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Catmandooo @ Oct 2 2007, 07:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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think catmandoo got a cheap one from harbor freight.[/b]
Yup $13 spring compressor and I use my air rachet to compress the springs, makes easy work of it. As a matter of fact I'm putting my Highlifter springs on my 650v2 tomorrow night if my wife doesn't have some surprise chore to pull on me.
One thing I noticed with these springs they don't bounce and pop the front end up like the stockers did, I really like the overall handling difference, worth every penny in my opinion.
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Is this the one your talking about?
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/disp...Itemnumber=3980

If so I will order it then so I have it before the springs come in
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think catmandoo got a cheap one from harbor freight.[/b]
Yup $13 spring compressor and I use my air rachet to compress the springs, makes easy work of it. As a matter of fact I'm putting my Highlifter springs on my 650v2 tomorrow night if my wife doesn't have some surprise chore to pull on me.
One thing I noticed with these springs they don't bounce and pop the front end up like the stockers did, I really like the overall handling difference, worth every penny in my opinion.
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Is this the one your talking about?
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/disp...Itemnumber=3980

If so I will order it then so I have it before the springs come in
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yup those are the ones I use , work great.
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great to know. This weekend I will pick it up at the local store so I can swap the springs out
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Well,I got my Highlifter springs front and rear on my 06 650v2 today, it sure makes the the dam atv more stable. It is a real pain to compress the springs but it is sure worth it. I can recommend this improvement in ride and handling without any reservation. It is worth the time and money for the end result, no more bounce in the front end , just a ground hugging ride.
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I'm just curious; the yellow HL spring set (front and back) comes complete with a Highlifter spring compression tool. Has anyone had experience using the supplied HL compressor?

Is it east to use? Dangerous (unsafe)? Compressing springs is not a task to take lightly. It can be dangerous so a quality tool is a must.

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Any auto parts store sells similar spring compressors like those at Harbor freight --- I bought mine from NAPA yrs ago, for like $25.00....
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I'm just curious; the yellow HL spring set (front and back) comes complete with a Highlifter spring compression tool. Has anyone had experience using the supplied HL compressor?

Is it east to use? Dangerous (unsafe)? Compressing springs is not a task to take lightly. It can be dangerous so a quality tool is a must.

Any feedback appreciated.[/b]

I bought my HL springs on ebay front+rear for $120 shipped with no spring compressor. The cheap spring compressors I bought hook on to the springs pretty securely. I had troubles getting them on the springs , I wasn't worried about them coming off. I guess with any job you do you have to be careful , but I wasn't overly concerned about the springs letting go. I compressed each side of the spring evenly, seemed to help during the compression. I've read that the compressor you have worked good as there was a post in the Highlifter Forum. I wouldn't think Highlifter would sell a compressor with these springs that was dangerous.
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