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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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easy way to remove top circlip

Hi all this is my way of getting the top circlip removed by myself basically i used a jubalee clip to hold the fork and used a puller for the opposite effect letting me have both hands free and take all the time i need great for putting them back too. as always any comments are welcome

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 01:30 PM
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Not bad. Maybe a sheet of rubber or wood behind the clamp, but it works.

I'd be more worried about dangling that CFL light around the shop. Just don't care for those.

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lol mate im not known for my health and safety lost count the amount of times my mates have just left the shed for fear of their lives
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I don't even know what the hell I'm looking at. Some kind of thunder dome gadget.

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I used a wood clamp to depress the cap on my bike.....then 2 hands free to use a dental pick to pull the clip away from the wall and a hemostat to grab the clip.
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I used a socket, socket extension, and a ratchet strap. Same basic premise I guess. Whatever you can use to get both hands free. I guess a friend would work too.

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aint got none deviate they all left the shed
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 10:37 PM
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I found it simplest to put a socket on the end, compres the shock & allow shock & my workbench to do the pushing. Reach in & pull the clip. Makes re assembly easy too.

But I love the ingenuity there!
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Wow, very complex contraption.

I just invited two fellow Vulcan owners over on the pretext of free beer and got them to hold the plug down with a short length of tubing while I, feeling no sence of being hurried, pulled the clip out using an ice pick and a pair of needle nose pliers.

I simply coaxed them to stick around (with the afore mentioned beer) so they could help me reinstall everything.


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