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October 11th, 2021, 07:19 AM   #1
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Valve seal without pulling the head?

Any of you had any luck replacing valve seals without pulling the head to compress the spring? Needing to do them on both our bikes. Mine (the wife) 09 Fe450, & his 16 Fe501s (husky).
Basically looking to see if anyone has had success with the "on bike" spring compressors. If so, which 1's.
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October 15th, 2021, 03:59 PM   #2
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An adaptor in the spark plug hole using compressed air.
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October 18th, 2021, 12:52 AM   #3
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yes, some have had luck.

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October 18th, 2021, 11:31 AM   #4
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i thought the question above was kinda clear... but..... what did you use to compress the valve springs that would fit from a top side perspective on the 70 deg engine.
be the same general issue with the newer big bore bikes
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October 19th, 2021, 04:14 PM   #5
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I'd probably just pull the head instead of attempting to sneak them in
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