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Offline Swimr2DaResQ

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Showa Shock spring won't fit!
« on: February 27, 2013, 01:08:51 AM »
I just rebuilt shock on my 02 CR250. I did a complete rebuild and installed a race tech gold valve, rebound separator valve/nut, bladder, seal, valve stacks, and reservoir cap to increase nitrogen volume, and a new spring for my weight. It was all going great until I tried to install the spring. I know that the inner diameter is larger on the upper end and smaller on the lower. The upper end is snug on/against the lower preload ring, but I cannot get the lower end of the spring to clear the bump rubber cup!
Does any one have a few tips or tricks to open up the lower end of the spring to get it on the shock without damaging or changing the spring rate!?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Showa Shock spring won''t fit!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 01:53:37 AM »
You'll never do it.Something isn't right.Does your old spring fit on?Any pics?
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Showa Shock spring won''''t fit!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 01:59:42 PM »
yeah, you may have recieved the wrong spring.
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Showa Shock spring won''''''''t fit!
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 12:10:22 PM »
Are you sure about the right direction?

This is what I found in another forum:
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all of these springs have a slightly different ID on each end. It will, actually, only install in one direction. The paint dot goes at the bottom.

I hope he doesn't mind being quoted :)
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