I figured I should have ordered it with the tool but I'm a cheap ass! I guess I will have to order one now and eat the extra cost.I couldn't find a spring tool small enough when I installed mine. Rigged up a bracket in a Workmate worktable/vise. Strapped the shock down and got help from a buddy to hold it in place, they are under a lot of tension, easy to get hurt. If I had to do it again I would buy the HL tool or take the time to fab one similar to it. Saw one somewhere on this forum. If you know of more riders interested in mods you could suggest splitting the cost of the tool as it is not model specific.
I know I know!! But I think we can fabricate one really easy.Trust me... get the tool. You will thank yourself later. Ten minutes with the tool and you are done.