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Hi guys, I'm currently assembling my k1100 head and need to buy a valve spring compressor to get the collets in. Any suggestion which one to buy ? I have one at home but seems not suitable for the job.

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I bought one of these years ago. It's nothing fancy, but it's sturdy and for the price there's no way it can be bettered in my opinion. [url] [/url]




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I have one like this

but I'm 100% sure I didn't pay 70 for it.

Edited by wil_h on 10th Jul, 2017.

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On 2nd Jan, 2013 fastcarl said:

the design shows a distinct lack of imagination,
talk about starting off with a clean sheet of paper, then not bothering to fucking draw on it,lol

On 20th Apr, 2012 Paul S said:
I'm mainly concerned about swirl in the runners caused by the tangential entry.


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the style will posted will do most all 16v heads, the ones with the non-adjustable stop that pushes against the spring will snag on some heads.

This is the set I use as it can do a head on the bench in minutes and can also do most heads in-situ. but it is REALL tracky to use as you have to do the collets one handed. as the other hand is on the lever compressing the spring. but its fast.

turbo 16v k-series 11.9@118.9 :)

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If you have access to a machine shop, you can just make an adapter for your existing valve spring compressor - basically making that tubular section with the walls missing in the link above, so is that engages into your existing compressor, and allows you to do all kinds.

On 17th Nov, 2014 Tom Fenton said:
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