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That link must be for a rear shock spring, I don't see how it could work on the forks
 

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fork spring compressors range from this cheap to this better and many in between. I made a version on the racetech and have used it several times now.
 

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Those are good links, Brian. Thank you.
No problem! Post 3 HERE very briefly discusses the process of removing the cartridge and minimum tools. Sorry no part numbers. Most I have had around for several years.....I tore up a lot more stuff in my younger days:p
 

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Thanks again. That thread is especially helpful with the tool list. The video, however, is not so good for the wallet :cool:
 

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Well, I just pulled the trigger on G3 25mm carts and a Penske 2 clicker. Anyone know which Ohlins cart wrench I need to fit the G3 carts, and where I can find a good one for a good price? $100.00 to get one with the carts stuck in my throat a bit.:eek:
 

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Found this kit on the Traxxion site. It includes a hex extension bundle with 3 sizes, listed in description but not shown:
https://02d4cb0.netsolstores.com/ForkServiceToolKit.aspx
So I'm guessing I'll still need a 14mm hex for the axle, a cartridge holding tool, and the proper spanner cap wrench I inquired about above. Anything else I need to install the 25mm carts?
 

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You need to compress the spring quite a long way before you can get to the nut to undo the cartridge.
May need a buddy to help hold it down.
 
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You need to compress the spring quite a long way before you can get to the nut to undo the cartridge.
May need a buddy to help hold it down.
I guess I'll find out. I thought about ordering the Racetech unit, but plan to try the above kit 1st. I decided to go with this pin spanner wrench. I'm confident I can use it without marring the top caps, and I'm not into "buy another $100 cap wrench for every proprietary variant" game that some fork manufacturers play.
Spanner Wrenches by FACOM - Spanner Wrenches by Zoro Tools Industrial Supplies
I could not find this wrench with metric pins speced, so I ordered the extra set here:
Amazon.com: Stanley Proto Facom FA-117.E3 Pin Replacements, Round, 3-5mm: Home Improvement
My Racetech suspension bible is in, and I see the recommend a bike stand as an option for holding fork tubes, and I just happen to have one I use for our mountain bikes.
Amazon.com: Aluminum Cycle Pro Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand Rack Bike: Sports & Outdoors
I also have a large bench vise with several sets of soft jaws as an option.
 

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search spring compressor tool. I posted a DYI on how to make one from hardware store supplies. Not the best but it works.
 

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With the top cap, there is no need to tighten it on re-assembly. All you need to do is seat it. The o-ring does all the sealing, tightening the nut wont stop a leak.
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The top fork clamp bolt will stop the nut from turning by squeezing in on that ever so thin fork tube and compressing the threads together. It won't come out.
 

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Please re-read the above post..just please.

Hes so right, and many screw this up and cause permanent damage to some very expensive fasteners.
 
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