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Old 03-22-2011, 09:04 PM   #41
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ok. But just like any other guy on here or even just in general.... they always underestimate me. I may not know exactly what I'm talking about, and I may not do it right the first time. But I do learn from my mistakes and I do do them right the next time.
practice and practice.... longest its only on your own chit!

I have taken my bike all apart... I mean this was destroyed.... then i left it like that for 2 weeks... it took me forever to put it all back together. But now i'm really good at it.

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Old 03-22-2011, 09:14 PM   #44
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ok. But just like any other guy on here or even just in general.... they always underestimate me. I may not know exactly what I'm talking about, and I may not do it right the first time. But I do learn from my mistakes and I do do them right the next time.
You installing sprockets and chain on your bike yourself gave me the understanding that you have at least some desire to work on them yourself. Your mechanical inclination is why I suggested maybe taking some Motorcycle Mechanic courses to start off. It will only help you get better with experience.
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ok. But just like any other guy on here or even just in general.... they always underestimate me. I may not know exactly what I'm talking about, and I may not do it right the first time. But I do learn from my mistakes and I do do them right the next time.
that's good. BUT, there are some things that you REALLY don't want to have to make a mistake to learn from. I never said don't work on your bike. I said MAKE SURE you know what you are doing PRIOR to working on your bike. You NOT knowing what to torque your sprocket nut down to tells me you didn't even know to torque it. lemme give you this bit of advise. if it is a bolt on your bike.... there is a torque measurement for it in a service manual. I highly doubt you have turned enough wrenches in your day to even get close to some of those torque reading just by feel. So your statement of " I know for a fact that was tight" is useless cause you SPECULATE that it was tight. even seasoned mechanics know it is important to use a torque wrench on key items. If you adjust your chain and don't torque your axle... you are playing with fire. If you watch a monkey change you tire at a reputable shop, watch them.... they will use a torque wrench. watch motorcycles unlimited threads, patrick gives maintenance classes every so often for free, I would highly encourage you and anyone else to attend them so you can learn the RIGHT way without risking your safety or another riders safety that rides with you.
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i've got a better idea. how about you learn the proper way to do stuff and have lots of years motorcycling instead of "half-assing" things and having a short time at it.
+1000 u r just lucky u get a second chance. these are not horses they do not care who or how dumb u r. get a shop manual and learn how to before u get hurt
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Hey, next time just call a men that can come down and tight it for you....

or just turn it until your hand hurts! J/K

I've changed front and rear sprockets on my bike and my friend's bike (with no clue on what i was doing) but i got it done and as of today after a 1yr and 1/2 nothing has happened (knock on wood).... just keep doing what you doing... but next time make sure you torque down everything!

happens and the good thing that nothing bad happened to you...

there was a guy that came out riding one day, he knows about bikes really well but one day he forgot to tight all the bolts for his front wheel, he rode the bike hard and rode it in the freeway for about 200 miles when finally someone said something... happens to anyone, it doesn't matter who you are
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to give a understanding on how tight these nuts usually are. when I changed my rc51 front sprocket, I had to literally stand on the breakover bar with a cheater pipe to break it loose. do you think I just snugged it up and left it at that? no.
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I would search the R6 forum next time. I usually go to the triumph forum for advice on my bike, it's hard for me since the daytona 600 isn't as popular as an R6. Lots of useful info out there.


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you just had to steal my thunda....now change that chain on your bike and don't forget to tighten the sprokets.
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you just had to steal my thunda....now change that chain on your bike and don't forget to tighten the sprokets.
Already got the new stuff. . . . . . still packaged though. Gonna go pick up a chain tool from a friend soon. After that it's just brake fluid, coolant, and an oil change. I'll let the Motorcycles Unlimited boys handle the valve adjustment and TB sync though.
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The front sprocket nut is 65 ft/lb

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And when you torque the sprocket, don't put it in gear and use the trans to hold it. Either have someone hold the rear brake, or use a 2x4 thru the rear wheel against the swingarm.

The "tang" washer is bent up against the side of the nut after torquing to ensure it won't come loose. If the washer is damaged, replace it.
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You might want to call the dealer. 04 Had a recall for that problem. Give them your vin and they can tell you.
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no, not really. I am just laying some hard truth on you. I am just not leg humping you like the other swinging dicks on this forum. I'd say the same to anyone else here.
bet if I was female I'd have my fire extinguishers by now!!!
just saying, carry on
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bet if I was female I'd have my fire extinguishers by now!!!
just saying, carry on
Dammit grinch. I totally forgot. I'll work on that right away. Sorry.
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