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Old 02-27-2008, 08:01 PM   #21
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metric sockets or wrenches, front and rear
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:44 PM   #22
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those huge axle nuts are so big, you should be able to safely use a large cresent wrench on them. i have a cresent with measurements on it, so if i find i use a certain large socket alot, i go ahead and buy one just because its a better practice.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:07 PM   #23
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i was outside trying to take off the rear nut.......... that is on there tight!!!!
i need a big steal bar to have more 'levrig'
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:18 PM   #24
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It should be tight, my cruiser manual called for 77 ft-lbs. Should still be able to do it easily with a breaker bar or large wrench. Be sure to torque it back down to specs afterwards as well.
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Another question, why are you taking the wheel off?
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changing the tires = saving money by doing it myself
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make sure you can adjust the chain, align wheel and remount caliper properly
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i wasnt able to find the proper hex nut for the front forks

anyone know the size
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:39 PM   #29
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Might be on ronayers...I got an 4 or 6 size hex key tool from Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited for around $30 and fits on a socket wrench, but I have an K3 GSXR so they may have changed the setup...would a hex key fit?...6 sided?
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Also, the hex size was larger than anything in a multi-key set I've seen...want to say it was 35mm, but that is off the top of my head...tool is in dbuck's garage
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nvm i did some research and foundz it
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for the k4gsxr its 24mm hex driver in the front
36mm socket for the rear tire
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now that you've done all that; your tool kit may have a flat wrench that would fit it; fyi....
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where the do i find this part. or am i just being dumb and cant find it on the internet?
Patrick sells a 4 way adapter (it's got 4 different metric sizes for the front axle removal) for about 30 bucks....
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Also, the hex size was larger than anything in a multi-key set I've seen...want to say it was 35mm, but that is off the top of my head...tool is in dbuck's garage
werd, if you need to BORROW it, get with Bean and pending his approval I'll loan it out He buys the tools, I keep 'em because my labor is free
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Hey HoustonGixxer I rode on 1488 with you one day I have a 06 GSXR I can come over and help you I have a load of tools in my truck and I have a troque wrench and I wouldnt mind coming over and helping if its not to far were are you at
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coming from someone who changes their tires pretty much every month....

the front is simple to do, the rear however is a biotch to do, especially on the gsxr with the lower mount calipers.

if you've never changed the wheels before, might be wise to have someone with experience come over and show you for the first time. or else you'll be scratching your head for hours trying to figure out how to get that wheel back on.
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i wasnt able to find the proper hex nut for the front forks

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Bish, didn't you wah video? Use a spark plug tool, flip it around, put a extension in it backwards and connect to driver...
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I didn't read all of it so sorry if some is a repost.

For the front you'll need a 24mm allen, we sell them, as does most other places.
You'll also need a 6mm allen for the front caliper bolts and a 10mm wrench / socket for the axle pinch bolts.

For the rear you'll need a 36mm socket, and a 10mm and 12mm wrench for the chain adjuster bolts.
You'll want about a total of 1-1/4" play in your chain once it's tightened.

Finally putting those Pirellis on eh!?
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