I have had success with hose clamps http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=256338011 get the steel ones use several they will pinch the springs.
I guess it depends on which shock you have since the one has cover on it that covers half the shock.
Something similar to this looks good.
I want to disassemble a couple of sets of CX500 rear shocks to clean them up. I know there are spring compressors sold for such jobs but they are kind of expensive....(I'm already accumulating a lot of new tools since I started working on CX's..trying to avoid another ).
Is there an inexpensive way to make a safe to use spring compressor?
Or...should I just pay the Honda shop to break them down (also not cheap).
I don't think car spring compressors will do it but they might. All you really need is 1/2 inch movement or so. I almost wonder if heavy zipties would do it. Like the 100 pound ones.
I made my own spring compressor out of a few bits of old angle iron and some threaded bar. Cost me nothing but a half hour of my time.
All of my experience with coil springs is automotive.
It sounds like my concerns maybe extreme. The automotive ones can bang you up
if your not very careful.
They although have a MUCH heavier load so it makes sense.
I tend to side on cautious when it comes to endangering my body parts.
I am fond of them all and want to keep most of them. A toe here or losing the
end of a finger might not be the worst but I prefer to keep them.
Sorry if I exaggerated the possible danger.
Oh my automotive spring compressor (snap on) will slide right in and seem to be fine.
The ones Blindstitch pictured look like good candidates!
I'd try to make this. Looks pretty easy, and should be able to stand up to the load.
Ken here from HomemadeTools.net.I'd try to make this. Looks pretty easy, and should be able to stand up to the load.
Homemade Spring Compressor