Tusk Shock Spring Compressor

Tusk Shock Spring Compressor
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Tusk Shock Spring Compressor

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Details

    The Tusk Shock Spring Compressor makes motorcycle shock coil spring removal and installation a simple task. Spring coil hooks and bolt are made from hardened chromoly steel while the outer body is made from stainless steel. The bolt head accepts a 17mm wrench or a 3/8" ratchet to make the compression quick.
  • Makes motorcycle shock spring removal and installation a simple task.
  • Durable chromoly and stainless steel construction.
  • Bolt head accepts a 17mm wrench or a 3/8" ratchet to make the compression quick.
  • Complete with a quality steel holding case.
  • Sold in pairs (a must for spring removal).

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4.2 / 5.0
32 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
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4
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Value
4.5 / 5
Durability
4.0 / 5
Ease of Use
4.2 / 5
Performance
4.2 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (22)
No (2)
Value
4 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Ummmm
These seem to work ok,,,, but you also need to be very careful when using them or the body will spread open.

-m-2015 KAWASAKI KLR650--
March 30, 2018
Moses Lake, WA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'4 - 6'6
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
The right tool for the job
A must have when changing out UTV springs. The new spring setup was 3 inches longer than the factory springs. Why waste time and risk injury with ratchet straps? The tool is well made and comes in an metal case with instructions. It cut installation time of the new springs in half. This is the tool you need!
March 27, 2018
Cotter, AR, US
Value
3 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
No
Worked, but took some time
I used these to install the heavy duty spring. They worked even though there was a lot of pressure against them. They kept sliding on the spring. They also twisted during the tightening. I ended up with vice grips on either side to prevent them sliding on the spring then using a crescent wrench on them to keep them for twisting under the torque. They worked and were not super expensive and still work.

-m-2012 KAWASAKI KLR650--
March 20, 2018
lakeland, FL, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Must have
Worked great compressing my new springs I like the plastic guards on the compressor didn’t scratch my springs up.

-m-2017 POLARIS RANGER RZR XP 4 1000--
March 2, 2018
Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Purchased
3 months ago
Value
4 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Well, they got the job done.
Compression of the spring was good. It’s the release that causes the problem. On disassembly, going very slow, just a little from each side, one side slipped around to the other clamp. Scary, but no harm, no foul. On re-assembly, compression was again good. Release resulted in the outer metal twisting badly, the clamp twisting and eventually it popped off the spring - thankfully it stayed in the wrench. Other side did the same.

-m-2012 TRIUMPH--
February 19, 2018
Pikeville , KY, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Value
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Good economical spring compressor
The Tusk spring compressor works well - for what it is. And what it is, is an economical tool that is designed to be used occasionally. I would not recommend if you plan on using it in a pro shop environment. For my home shop it works great. Just be careful, there is nothing to keep the two compressors from being pulled together, which might get ugly if that happens. Don't ask me how I know this.
February 13, 2018
Centenial, CO, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
6 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Works great
Installed a new rear shock in my KLR with this. It worked like a charm.

-m-2017 HONDA Africa Twin DCT CRF1000D--
February 11, 2018
Orem, UT, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
2 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Get what you pay for
Used them once and they didn't hold up very well. The plastic inserts broke quickly and they were difficult to use. It may be operator error or just cheap tools. If you need something like this I recommend going with a more sturdy, better made tool.
January 1, 2018
Jacksonville , FL, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great quality
They work very well and are easy to use and they come with a nice little metal box to store them away.

-m-2015 POLARIS RANGER RZR XP 1000--
December 14, 2017
Lowell , AR, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
4 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
bloody knuckle eliminator
These things are great, I bought them for adjusting the preload on the Fox 2.0 shocks on my 2017 Teryx. this job used to involve a lot of bad words, bloody knuckles and a lot of time. with the weight of the machine sitting on the shocks, compress springs, jack up machine, break lock nut loose and spin the adjuster nut with your fingers (shock threads must be clean so you don't mess up the threads) re-lock the locknut and lower machine, remove compressors. I was able to do all 4 shocks in about 45 min and not one bloody knuckle

-m-2017 KAWASAKI Teryx 800--
November 29, 2017
82935, WY, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
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Does this work for atv spring?
barry d on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the Tusk spring compressor for my Tiger 800 rear shock spring which requires it to be compressed before it can be removed from the shock body. This tool is a universal design and worked great to compress the spring so I could get at the retaining clip which holds the unit in place. Most ATV shock springs are very similar so I would recommend this tool for that application.
Would the Tusk shock spring compressor tool work with fork springs as well?
Jonathan L on Feb 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Tusk shock spring compressor tool is designed for spring coil over shocks (rear shock(s) on a motorcycle). Here's how it works, the kit comes with 2 compressors, each one has 2 hooks that when fully spread apart hook onto the coil spring, you hook onto the spring with 1 and hook the other onto the spring at the opposite side if the spring/shock. As you alternately (a few revolutions at a time) tighten (turn the screw) on each compressor, well it compresses the spring until you have enough play to remove the retaining fastener. At this point you (alternately) loosen the compressors until the spring is no longer in tension. Now you can slide off the spring and disassemble the shock to replace seals, etc. A tool is not needed for the front forks as the spring is inside the tubes, when you remove the hex cap on the top of the forks by the time the hex cap is ready to come off there is only hand pressure on the spring, as long as you keep downward pressure on the hex cap while you unscrew it there is little chance of bodily injury or 911 calls for an ambulance, although I do know some people that force me to get my phone ready for 911 as soon as they pick up a wrench, ha. Hope this helps (and gives a chuckle). I can tell you though that although the Tusk spring compressor is designed for motorcycle shocks, I have used it a few times on snowmobile rear suspension shocks ( a hell of a lot more tension) and the tool held its own like a champ, got a bit hairy and the 15 year old got nervous and backed away but it worked with no damage to the tool, I use my cordless impact gun to tighten the screw, but remember to alternate, only a few revolutions at a time. it's a nice product. I have lots of Tusk tools and am very happy, I don't work for Tusk but maybe RMATV will send me something free, hint, hint, ha.
Will this compressor tool work on a 2015 Yamaha Viking shocks?
Herbert L on Dec 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will.
Does it work with utv springs like Polaris rzr xp1000 springs?
travis s on Sep 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not to put Tusk down I have been very impressed with their products, but I just changed the springs on my XP 1000 this weekend and these compressors are not the best choice for the Shock Therapy spring installation. They slide on the springs and you can easily hurt yourself. I ended up going to AutoZone and renting a set of strut spring compressors, they are a much better choice for working with UTV shock springs.
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