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Old 02-27-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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What size Socket do I use??

taking my wheels off to save money on tire changes and I need to know what size socket wrench do I need to take the wheels off of my bike?

bike is a 04 GSXR 600
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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You don't have a full set to check with? I don't have a gsxr so I can't tell you but if you have a full socket set you should be able to just guess and check I would assume? If you don't and you're local to Magnolia I'll be there working on my offroad truck Sunday you can bring it by.
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only a partial set. and they are way to small
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Autozone sells singles, I'm sure they wouldn't mind you taking a few outside to figure out which one you need. Get a manual for the bike as well, with everything I've owned I've found that quality shop manuals save you lots of time and frustration!
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my busa uses a 36mm I believe. I use an open end wrench.

trailerdgsxr6 used an adjustable wrench to do his I believe
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The couple I've dealt with (Honda, yammy, and Aprilia) were all 32mm. Hope this helps.

EDIT: I bought a single Craftsman wrench for about $20 (12pt w/open end).
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Oh yeah, forgot to mention. Be sure to use metric. USA will come real close but you could end up stripping it, it will be a metric nut.
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good video
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any answers to what the front one is/a video.
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on the busa its a 24 mm. i have this a two sided adapter. one side is 22mm the other is 24mm.
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where the do i find this part. or am i just being dumb and cant find it on the internet?
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:47 PM   #14
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http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90401+503333is this what im looking for?
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a dealer would likely have it...

I say use wrenches.... if you want to find out and the autostore or sears wont let you try out the wrenches, ur welcome to come up and see w my stuff at 1960/i45 to find out what fits.

as for the front axle; you need to loosen the pinch nut on the side that has the nut on the axle, loosen the axle nut, then loosen the pinch nut on the other fork.... you are basically using one of the pinch bolts from the fork to the axle to hold it in place as you loosen up the axle for removal. then remove axle and pull off wheel(remember to take off fairing and calipers first
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not sure if this tool well fit yours. check your specs. got it off ebay for under $20.00
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as long as the size is correct. I'd recommend a six point not a 12, for additional strength; but both would work. And requires a half inch it appears.

Try harbor freight or northern tools; they have cheaper made and inexpensive tools... not like you'll be abusing these tools so take price-to-quality into consideration
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not sure if this tool well fit yours. check your specs. got it off ebay for under $20.00
so this is the part i will need to loosen the front up.

does autozone carry these
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thanks dubby and caligonetx. that was what i needed. im gonna go run to the auto parts store and be back in a bit. hopefully they have my parts
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