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jambo
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Hello all,

I am trying to take the top rear spring anchors off the spring. I mounted a flat plate in a vice and tried to drive the spring off backwards the same that I did on the other end and they are NOT budging! I have the top spring mounts with the threads on top for the hex nut and I am using a flat plate that slips in the slots. I am then trying to drive the spring off by using a punch on the end of the spring and it is not moving at all.

Anyone have any tricks in getting these off? The barrington manual talks about putting them on, but not pull gin them off.

Thanks!!!

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1967 R69S, 1966 R50/2, 1965 R27, 1963 R27, 1952 R51/3 and 2018 R1200GS

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James, that's strange since

James,

that's strange since they should come right off by using a punch on the end tip of the spring. They don't come off if you simply grab the other end and try to turn the spring ...
Did you try to soak the end in WD40 or similar? Maybe corrosion stops the spring to come off.
Klaus

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Hello James, A drift on the

Hello James,

A drift on the end of the spring, hit with a metal hammer is the prescribed method to get them off. Nothing else worked for me. It's not fast, but gets easier as the spring unwinds off the casting. The first few movements are the most difficult. Keep at it!

Hope that helps,
-Chris

jambo
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Got it!!

I used BOTH suggestions. I soaked them in PB blaster over night and then used the punch.

It took about 5-10 good hits to break loose and then started turning. They were ON THERE TIGHT and did not want to come apart but I got them.

Thank you both for the advice!!!!

James

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1967 R69S, 1966 R50/2, 1965 R27, 1963 R27, 1952 R51/3 and 2018 R1200GS

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