Biker.ie Forums Irish Motorbike Enthusiasts
Home Events Bikes for Sale Mobile Style Motorbike Chat Racing Rideouts » Register free!

Go Back   Biker.ie Forums > General > General Bike Chat

Reply
 
  #1  
Old 11th March 2018, 06:46 PM
taillift taillift is offline
Supporter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 8877
263 posts since Mar 2008
Motorbike: Fireblade,Rgv.
Default Valve spring compressor tool

Evening all,Looking for recommendations on the best bike specific kits out there?
Many Thanks👍
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11th March 2018, 06:48 PM
Vjmc.Cork's Avatar
Vjmc.Cork Vjmc.Cork is online now
Biker.ie old-skool
 
Biker.ie Member No. 24081 from Near Wild Heaven
7,692 posts since Sep 2010
Motorbike: Chainsaw/bike hybrid
Modifications: White Wall tyre
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

I made one from a G-clamp cos I couldn't find what I wanted.
I'll take a pic 2moro.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11th March 2018, 07:00 PM
taillift taillift is offline
Supporter
Original Poster of This Thread Topic Starter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 8877
263 posts since Mar 2008
Motorbike: Fireblade,Rgv.
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

Originally Posted by Vjmc.Cork
I made one from a G-clamp cos I couldn't find what I wanted.
I'll take a pic 2moro.
Fair play thanks👍
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11th March 2018, 07:05 PM
DavyH DavyH is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Biker.ie Member No. 34191
2,042 posts since Dec 2014
Motorbike: Cb,Vtr,Xrv,Nt
Modifications: A few bits and pieces!
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

Halfords ones are grand,get the bigger one with the open ended cups and you'll do most heads with it. Unless it's a CBR 250 or something with tiny valves
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11th March 2018, 07:36 PM
Vjmc.Cork's Avatar
Vjmc.Cork Vjmc.Cork is online now
Biker.ie old-skool
 
Biker.ie Member No. 24081 from Near Wild Heaven
7,692 posts since Sep 2010
Motorbike: Chainsaw/bike hybrid
Modifications: White Wall tyre
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

The wimmins were watching some dancing sh1te so I retired to the garage
I used a 14mm 3/8dr long reach socket with a slot cut on the side.
I made it to do valves on a honda 90 but it'll do pretty much anything.
https://imgur.com/a/KWKQn
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11th March 2018, 07:44 PM
DavyH DavyH is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Biker.ie Member No. 34191
2,042 posts since Dec 2014
Motorbike: Cb,Vtr,Xrv,Nt
Modifications: A few bits and pieces!
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

Originally Posted by Vjmc.Cork
The wimmins were watching some dancing sh1te so I retired to the garage
I used a 14mm 3/8dr long reach socket with a slot cut on the side.
I made it to do valves on a honda 90 but it'll do pretty much anything.
https://imgur.com/a/KWKQn
That's a grand job
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11th March 2018, 10:05 PM
davelr davelr is offline
ISB Contender
 
Biker.ie Member No. 31692 from Athlone
359 posts since Jun 2013
Motorbike: NC23, 29, 35, RS125
Modifications: Speed Holes
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

I bought one of the cheapy sets from eBay. Cost about 15 plus post. Did the job well.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12th March 2018, 08:33 AM
lpeare's Avatar
lpeare lpeare is offline
Supporter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 9371 from yellabelly in d 20
1,036 posts since Apr 2008
Motorbike: honsuzyam
Modifications: Xj750,Z250 projects
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

Originally Posted by taillift
Evening all,Looking for recommendations on the best bike specific kits out there?
Many Thanks👍
How about this ?
https://www.ige.ie/valve-clamp-sprin...r-repair-tool/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12th March 2018, 07:20 PM
faz1 faz1 is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Biker.ie Member No. 15104 from Meath
1,433 posts since Mar 2009
Motorbike: fz1, 34-26-35
Modifications: none
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

Originally Posted by Vjmc.Cork
The wimmins were watching some dancing sh1te so I retired to the garage
I used a 14mm 3/8dr long reach socket with a slot cut on the side.
I made it to do valves on a honda 90 but it'll do pretty much anything.
https://imgur.com/a/KWKQn
That's a handy homebrew tool there, nice job. What's the Green Meanie in the background?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12th March 2018, 07:31 PM
Vjmc.Cork's Avatar
Vjmc.Cork Vjmc.Cork is online now
Biker.ie old-skool
 
Biker.ie Member No. 24081 from Near Wild Heaven
7,692 posts since Sep 2010
Motorbike: Chainsaw/bike hybrid
Modifications: White Wall tyre
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

Originally Posted by faz1
That's a handy homebrew tool there, nice job. What's the Green Meanie in the background?
I live a bit off the beaten track so traipsing around town looking for tools can get very time consuming,so I've learned to make do and mend.
Redneck engineering so to speak
The green yoke is a 1989 ZXR 750H1.Bought it in 99 and can't see myself parting with it any time soon
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 13th March 2018, 12:15 PM
taillift taillift is offline
Supporter
Original Poster of This Thread Topic Starter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 8877
263 posts since Mar 2008
Motorbike: Fireblade,Rgv.
Default Re: Valve spring compressor tool

Thanks for the pointers lads👍
Reply With Quote
Reply

  Return to Main Topic Biker.ie Forums > General > General Bike Chat

Tags
compressor, spring, tool, valve


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spring is in the air. woodsman Ride-out meets and events 13 22nd April 2018 09:10 PM
Valve clearances Fj addicted to rage The Workshop 4 30th January 2018 10:45 PM
Ohlins spring swap RubaDub The Workshop 8 15th December 2017 07:34 PM
tyre valve Bren General Bike Chat 6 11th January 2007 04:12 PM
Valve Clearances ? skenny The Workshop 6 25th October 2005 02:39 PM


Support Biker.ie


Forum RSS news feed Main Biker.ie RSS news feed