Correct valve spring compressor

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Correct valve spring compressor

Post by rjk40 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:18 am

1975 Ducati 860GT non-Desmo springer engine:

Does anyone know, off the top, of a proper valve spring compressor for this engine? I am probably being overcautious, but if anyone can point me at a brand and/or model, I would be grateful.

There are a myriad of valve spring compressors on the market, but of course, none that directly mention this engine, and that is why I pose this lame-seeming question.

If not, I will measure the span and reach necessary to grip the valve face and spring cup, once I have removed the heads. Too bad these dimensions are not listed by the compressor manufacturers.


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