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Old 09-26-2010, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Having a hard time winding a new or used recoil spring? This very simple method works, simply use a block of wood and 4 screws and the correct radius, use a compass to determine the circle, starting with the outer coils attach the spring hook end on any screw and wind spring, once wound use 2 small tie wraps to hold spring and remove 2 opposing screws to remove spring, place spring in the recoil and cut tie wraps.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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clever Don. I did 3 recoils this spring the "hard way" lol.
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clever Don. I did 3 recoils this spring the "hard way" lol.[/b]

It makes it real simple to do, no cuss'in.. LOL
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Great idea..
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Sweet! I invented cuss words trying to do it the old way. Tanks!
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Sure now I see this after spending 5 hours in the garage one Saturday night. I finally realized a pull tie would work great so I tightened it by hand and had the wife tighten a pull tie to it. Worked good but you need 4 hands or a helper

Actually if you don't have a compass to make the right size circle you could just make sure the circle is smaller than what you need then once it's pull tied you can widen the circle.
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Sure now I see this after spending 5 hours in the garage one Saturday night. I finally realized a pull tie would work great so I tightened it by hand and had the wife tighten a pull tie to it. Worked good but you need 4 hands or a helper

Actually if you don't have a compass to make the right size circle you could just make sure the circle is smaller than what you need then once it's pull tied you can widen the circle.

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Ok before i flip out,,, how do you get the unwound nest started in the small diameter Sled is my 81 Cat. Had to walk away before i freaked out. Video would be awesome?
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Ok before i flip out,,, how do you get the unwound nest started in the small diameter Sled is my 81 Cat. Had to walk away before i freaked out. Video would be awesome?
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Attach the spring hooked end onto 1 of the screws and wind, takes a minute to do.
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No doubt, recoils can be a real pain (in the fingers) to repair. We do a how-to story in every issue of Snow Goer, and last year we did one about how to fix a recoil. And coincidentally, our story included a jig similar to the one shown above by XCR1250. Go here to read it.
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