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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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4.1 / 5.0
73 Reviews
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8
Value
4.3 / 5
Durability
3.9 / 5
Ease of Use
4.0 / 5
Performance
3.9 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (53)
No (11)
Value
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
These tusk spring compressors exceeded my expectation.
Orderred these spring compressors to rplace a shock on a rzr 1000. They worked great. Made the job easy and safe. Was my first time changing shocks with a spring. Comes in a nice metal case and some extra plastic pads that contact the spring. Another nice feature is you can use a wrench, a socket and ratchet, or just insert your 3/8 drive rachet in the end of the adjuster screw. Lightwieght and good quality.

-m-2018 POLARIS RANGER RZR XP 1000--
January 10, 2020
Plymouth, IN, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Gender:
Male
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Works great
Bought about 2 years ago for a spring change on my KLR650. Have used it many times since. Must have for the toolbox.
December 24, 2019
seminole, FL, US
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Value
2 / 5
Durability
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Recommend it?
No
Don't bother
Maybe if you have some tiny little springs they might work, but I attempted to use these, as per the RM video, to do a tender spring swap on a RZR XP1000. Nope.

I was able to get the stock springs off, but that's as far as I got. With the new tender springs on, no matter what I did, I simply could not get the main springs to compress nearly enough to get the retaining collar back on. Impossible.

They can't get the job done. They are flimsy and weak. They twist, slide around on the coil, and don't open large enough to get a bite on enough springs coils to compress far enough. It felt very unsafe and I really thought I was going to get hurt badly.

Very disappointing, not only in the tool, but that I can't get the new tender springs on.
December 7, 2019
Monroe, NY, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great product and easy to use
November 29, 2019
Terrebonne , OR, US
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
xlnt product
This item works great!!
compressed the spring with ease, fits in between coils
on both springs used on.
November 19, 2019
La Quinta, CA, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Good but could be stronger for monoshocks
Would work perfect for dual rear shock set ups. For the stiffer spring rates on bike monoshock setups (500-600 lb) it is just barely enough. Note that this in on big 1200cc adv bikes. The outer frame twists and must be held in a vise or with a crescent wrench to stop it from twisting. Otherwise it works great. My use was a bit over the top for it, but it was able to get the job done.

-m-2018 YAMAHA Super Tenere 1200 ES--
September 2, 2019
Fort McMurray, AB, CA
Purchased
5 months ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
tusk spring compressor
tusk spring compressor was very helpful. it required a lot of wrenching but it did do the job that i expected it to

-m-2018 POLARIS RANGER RZR XP 1000--
August 19, 2019
castalian springs, TN, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'4 - 5'6
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Fantastic
A super must have product for the toolbox. Excellent product and simple to use
July 26, 2019
Anderson, SC, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
6 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Spring compressor
Awesome product and compact very well made product
July 26, 2019
freeland, PA, US
Purchased
6 months ago
Value
2 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Recommend it?
No
Tusk Shock Spring Tool Failure
Tool worked good removing light duty OEM Springs off two 2013 KLR bikes. Tool struggled badly to install first Top Gun Black spring and second Top Gun Yellow spring. Tool keeps slipping out of position when spaced 180 degrees apart on the spring. This gets very scary on the heavier spring. The body of the tool is too light duty. On the 3rd shock on my 2016 KLR it removed the OEM green spring but then distorted and blew apart when trying to install a Top Gun Black spring. Had to take the shock in and use a professional hydraulic type spring tool at the shop. The hydraulic tool is very heavy duty built and only too a couple of minutes to successfully do the job. Overall I would say that for light duty OEM shock springs the Tusk Tool works. But for heavier springs that we want to upgrade to the tool plain sucks and I would not waste my money on the tool.

-m-2013 KAWASAKI KLR650--
Results after compressing 3 OEM Springs and 3 Top Gun Black Springs
Tool body is too light duty and distorted and slipped sideways on the spring
July 17, 2019
Grimshaw, AB, CA
Age: 45-64
Purchased
7 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'4 - 5'6
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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.
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.
What is the maximum spring rate this compressor is rated/good for? I'm curious if a 12kg/mm spring can be compressed.
Justin H on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Any limit would be based on the maximum force, which would depend on how much you wanted to compress the spring. But, I don't know what maximum force they are designed for or how far you want to compress the spring.
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