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I got my bike off the lift today and thought it needed some sun light.

I traded my old bike for this 1980 80" Shovelhead. 143 days til Born Free 4.

The picture from the mag side has the tank sitting a little higher. The primary side it's sitting lower. I think I like it lower.

I also can't figure out how to get the springs back into the springer. The rockers are pointing straight down and I don't know how to get the horizontal and load the springs properly.
 

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Where are the spring rods that run through the springs?
Usually have to use a big g clamp or similar to compress bottom springs to get the top springs on.
I think this is my problem. I'm compressing the top springs, not the bottom ones. I need to fashion a new tool to compress the bottom ones.

The springs popped off twice and luckily didn't hit me.
 

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I use a nylon ratchet strap, hooked around the wheel and to the lower main tree. Tighten the strap and install the upper springs. If you use nylon tie down straps, like used to hold bike on a lift, it works out pretty good.
 
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