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veloduke
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Ducati lockdown quiz

Postby veloduke » Thu May 14, 2020 9:13 am

Hi

A quick quiz for bored or busy owners;

1) Do you live near Stroud in Glos?

2) Do you have a hairpin valve compressor?

3) Would you be willing to lend it to me?

Correct answers are (surprisingly);
Yes
Yes
and Yes

I would be very grateful if any one could lend me a spring compressor.
The springs are a lot easier to get off than put back on :) .

I can see they are for sale in the States, but £140 + £45 p&p..... :shock:

I may have to try to make one.

TIA
Cheers

Max

1963 Mototrans 125TS
1977 Mototrans 250 Road
1975 Desmo 250

Duccout
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Re: Ducati lockdown quiz

Postby Duccout » Thu May 14, 2020 9:54 am

Hi,

In case this helps, I use a standard valve spring compressor on hairpin springs. It may not be perfect, but does the job.

blethermaskite
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Re: Ducati lockdown quiz

Postby blethermaskite » Thu May 14, 2020 11:25 am

If you use approx 1.5 mm steel wire twisted with a pair of pliers you can pull the loops of the springs close enough together to get the saddle on and then if you have a standard screw type valve spring compressor grind the ends down a little to fit the saddle profile and that will get you sorted .....I used that method for nearly 30 years before I was lucky enough to get the "proper" Ducati tool cheap at a car boot sale!! :o
Stay well,
Cheers,
George

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Re: Ducati lockdown quiz

Postby tobydmv » Thu May 14, 2020 5:50 pm

Can you weld? This past weekend I welded up a forked tool to compress the springs and change out my exhaust shim. I think it cost me $12 and I have spare bar left over. I dont weld very well so it took me about 2 hours but came out pretty good and worked even better than it looks.
Heres a link to my google album that I cant seem to pull a pic off and share it with you guys.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/t5XD1ABYU9hQCzNw5
Last edited by tobydmv on Thu May 14, 2020 6:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

veloduke
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Re: Ducati lockdown quiz

Postby veloduke » Thu May 14, 2020 6:00 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, I will try them.
I can’t use the standard spring compressor to start off, there’s too much gap between the springs.
The wire could be an option, though.

Thanks
Cheers

Max

1963 Mototrans 125TS
1977 Mototrans 250 Road
1975 Desmo 250

amartina75
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Re: Ducati lockdown quiz

Postby amartina75 » Fri May 15, 2020 12:09 pm

Thanks for the laugh :lol:
Unfortunately my answers are
No
No
Would if I could

This might help
http://www.motoscrubs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1916&start=10
1966 250 Scrambler
1970 450 Jupiter

Samurai
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Re: Ducati lockdown quiz

Postby Samurai » Mon May 18, 2020 3:57 pm

amartina75 wrote:Thanks for the laugh :lol:
Unfortunately my answers are
No
No
Would if I could

This might help
http://www.motoscrubs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1916&start=10

I fabricated a tool like the one shown in the link in the post above and it worked a treat.


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