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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Dropping the front end

I've got a question about doing some work on my front end. It seems no one is hanging out in the How Do I section so I'll redirect it here (where I should have posted in the first place)...

http://sbw.sportbikes.com/showthread...threadid=59050
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 09:45 AM
 
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sounds like you are in desperate need of tools. Go buy a 3/8 drive allen set and a torque wrench. They'll be life savers, allows me to torque most of the bolts on my bike. Anyway, what kind of stands do you have? a fork lift is ok for removing wheels but bad if you want to do any sort of work to the front end. Anyway, sounds like have it all pretty much covered, but the right set of tools makes all the difference. ESP when it comes to stuff like allen wrenches.

what size allen wrenches are you using? I've got 5 allen sockets and 4 torque wrenches laying around... plus a bunch of oddly sized sized sockets if you want to borrow some.
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sounds like you are in desperate need of tools. Go buy a 3/8 drive allen set and a torque wrench. They'll be life savers, allows me to torque most of the bolts on my bike. Anyway, what kind of stands do you have? a fork lift is ok for removing wheels but bad if you want to do any sort of work to the front end. Anyway, sounds like have it all pretty much covered, but the right set of tools makes all the difference. ESP when it comes to stuff like allen wrenches.

what size allen wrenches are you using? I've got 5 allen sockets and 4 torque wrenches laying around... plus a bunch of oddly sized sized sockets if you want to borrow some.
12 and 14mm wrenches... 3/8 drive allen set is that like the 1/2 inch sockets except for being allen heads...?

yeah im kinda strapped for cash at the moment so I dont want to be buying to many tools... just paid my 620 insurance payment and motorcycle is due not too long from now
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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but didn't you already drop the whole bike? What's the sense in dropping the front end all over again?
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yeah a 3/8 drive allen set is like normal sockets but with allen heads... 3/8" is the socket driver size... common ones are 1/4", 3/8", 1/2"... and if you work on semis you usually use a 3/4" drive ratchet.
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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but didn't you already drop the whole bike? What's the sense in dropping the front end all over again?
hahaha nice lol Jester

k thanks sodamninsane whats a good place to pick 'em up from online places or like sears looking for cheap quality lol
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hahaha nice lol Jester

k thanks sodamninsane whats a good place to pick 'em up from online places or like sears looking for cheap quality lol
i told you to go to MR O'tools on vandyke and get them over a month ago???
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lol. sears has decent stuff... but damn those sizes are expensive. I think a 14mm allen is like 17 bucks. craftsmans are ok but the only reason they replace them for free is because you will break them.
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yeah im kinda strapped for cash at the moment so I dont want to be buying to many tools
Couple of questions,

#1, why do you want to drop the front end.

#2, I live near 16 and Groesbeck I'd be more than happy to let you use my tool (smirk) and help you do it, if you bring it over.
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hahaha nice lol Jester

k thanks sodamninsane whats a good place to pick 'em up from online places or like sears looking for cheap quality lol
HARBOR FREIGHT, 15 and Groesbeck

it doesn't get any cheaper than that.
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