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Old 10-31-2007, 02:13 AM   #1
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Need tool advice

Im changing the front rotors and putting a 520 chain kit on my 01 gsx-r 600, what if any special tools will I need to do the job, or would it be better to pay someone to do it?
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:01 AM   #2
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Just your average socket and ratchet for the rotors/sprockets and a chain breaker for the 520 kit.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:09 AM   #3
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The only special tool I think you would need is a chain breaker to take the old chain off. I use a dremel and grind the rivets and the plate till I can tap it out with a punch.

If you are changing the front and rear sprockets for the 520 conversion make sure you loosen the front sprocket with the bike in gear and some one sitting on it before you remove anything. Once you take the tire off and the chain you will not have as much leverage to loosen it and get it off.

Also if the chain needs to be riveted you may have to buy a chain riveter or have a hammer and a drift pin and someone to back it up on the other side while you hit it. If it is a clip type then there will be no problem with that. Hope I helped. Not a bad DIY project if you have some mechanical skill.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:18 AM   #4
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The BEST thing if you are wanting to learn to do some of this yourself is to find a mechanic / friend that can "show" you the right way to do things. Patrick and Brandon with Motorcycles Unlimited were putting on some clinics to teach participants how to work on their bikes - not sure if that's still going on. I would not recommend you do this without some previous mechanical practice/training. Staking a chain on is important to get it right - potentially very costly and even perhaps dangerous to you should it fail at the worst possoble time. Clip type masterlinks are NOT what I would use on a 600cc streetbike. I would also get a service manual for your bike if you plan to work on it yourself.
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Our these the original rotors? The stock ones are a to get off.
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Our these the original rotors? The stock ones are a to get off.
Yea there original.
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Where are you located?
Do you have stands? I have everything needed for these jobs.
If you are near League City I can help you out. With two people on it this is a quick job. I don't have time this week but next Monday or Wednesday afternoon I do.

NM, just looked at the map. Go to Motorcycles Unlimited and let them do it. Ask to watch and see what they say.
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Where are you located?
Do you have stands? I have everything needed for these jobs.
If you are near League City I can help you out. With two people on it this is a quick job. I don't have time this week but next Monday or Wednesday afternoon I do.

NM, just looked at the map. Go to Motorcycles Unlimited and let them do it. Ask to watch and see what they say.
Appreciate the offer anyways. I will probaly go to Motorcycles Unlimited if they can get it done before this weekend the only thing is, I want to learn to work on the bike my self. I am mechanically inclined and have done pretty much everything to cars, just never worked on a bike. I'll see if they will let me watch.
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Appreciate the offer anyways. I will probaly go to Motorcycles Unlimited if they can get it done before this weekend the only thing is, I want to learn to work on the bike my self. I am mechanically inclined and have done pretty much everything to cars, just never worked on a bike. I'll see if they will let me watch.
Dude, if you are mechanically inclined, changing front rotors should not be an issue if you have the proper tools and stands....just ask for some help and someone would be willing to help....only problem is in what time frame.
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Im changing the front rotors and putting a 520 chain kit on my 01 gsx-r 600, what if any special tools will I need to do the job, or would it be better to pay someone to do it?
It's easy

Pm me not this weekend but next if you still need help i'm in atascocita
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