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anyone got any ideas for a home made device to install the spring? And know the nut size?
 

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There are some YouTube videos showing guy’s using their front wheel as a spring compressor to get the nut on and off. I think the nut size is 35 or 36mm.
 

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scratch that i think i found a good youtube vid but if people wanna post to help others go tight ahead
 

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There are some YouTube videos showing guy’s using their front wheel as a spring compressor to get the nut on and off. I think the nut size is 35 or 36mm.
yep thats the video i found. But i think its a 46mm after looking at it
 

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Ooops yah that sounds better. So much for my memory 😆
 

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Send pictures of it, would be helpful
 

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1 13/16 inch socket is also a size that will work and what I ended up buying as a 46mm socket was a lot more expensive at the time I was buying.
 
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I’ve used the rim/ wheel compression method on 4 machines with zero problems. I push down on the spring and the wife screws the nut on by hand as far as she can. Then I torque to spec.
 

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I made a compressor out of a threaded rod, nuts washers and junk I had laying around the garage. Took 30 min to build and worked perfect.

The wheel method is super simple and seems to work awesome too.
 
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