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The speed drive is a great idea. I'm heading to the store to get one now.

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There is a tutorial on this site walking you through this chore.It involves buying s couple 2 inch flange clamps some& threaded rod,all available at the hardware, to make a tool that wraps around the tree for reinforcement & works very well for R&R of those pesky springs Of course you can always purchase the fork spring compresser tool from Honda for $300 but I've found taking the time to make the clamps works very well !
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I used a 16" long piece of PVC pipe that fit snug on the cap. That way I could push down and try and get the threads started - which is always the hardest part
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Thanks to each and everyone of you for your help. I got the springs in and caps on. They seem to work fine and feel a little different and seem to hug the road a little better.

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I use a speed handle and an extension. It makes it a lot easier than using a ratchet handle.
And I have a piece of 2x4 with a recess bored to accept the swivel end of speed wrench against my chest.
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