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Old 06-20-2010, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok ladies here it is as requested....

you will need
* ratchet
*2 spark plug removers
*2 13/16 sockets
*14mm end wrench
*14mm socket
*1 foot pipe
*set of allen wrenches

***take off the relector and the botton screw out of the front fender**

you will need to remove the brake calipers off of the rotors using the allen wrenches......

this is at the bottom of the fork you will remove these at well..

these brake hoses you will remove them so you can remove the front fender completely...

now take your big socket and put the end of it in which you would place towards the socket into the left side of the front axle.then using your spark plug remover and slide it into the socket with the take your end wrench and place it on the nut of the spark plug remover.do the same on the right side but you will use your ratchet+pipe your right side of the bike while standing in front of it will be the side you want to do this on since it is the side the axle screws into....


now I did remove both wheels so I used stands on the rear swingarm and ratchet straps on the front end that went over my rafters...

to put the wheel back on its all revaerse process. the torque spec on the front axle is 80 pounds. I did not have the correct torq wrench.. when the axle is installed you will need to tighten the pinch bolts on one side, tighten the axle, then bounce the bike up and down 5 or 6 times while holding the front brake. then tighten the pinch bolts on the other side. qouted by GOINGTOSCOTLAND
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Old 06-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need to invest in some real stands.

it's not necessary to remove the front fender, and when remounting the wheel tighten the pinch bolts on one side, tighten the axle, then bounce the bike up and down 5 or 6 times while holding the front brake. then tighten the pinch bolts on the other side.

and as for the 1 foot pipe. the proper tools are nice. get a breaker bar. i don't see the 2 torque wrenches required in your list of tools either
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you need to invest in some real stands.

it's not necessary to remove the front fender, and when remounting the wheel tighten the pinch bolts on one side, tighten the axle, then bounce the bike up and down 5 or 6 times while holding the front brake. then tighten the pinch bolts on the other side.

and as for the 1 foot pipe. the proper tools are nice. get a breaker bar. i don't see the 2 torque wrenches required in your list of tools either
For one my tools work just fine, thanks for your consideration if you have some proper tools laying around please send them to me. I know very few people that have the proper tools to do everything. as far as my stands well they work fine, i dont see the need to waste the money to get the rear stand. yeah my strapping down wasnt the best but this was a process, but i did this in a hurry. and i just grabber the 1 foot pipe from the box i had a breaker bar but didnt use it just grabbed the closest thing. hmm torque wrenches i didnt put in the list of tools. but yes that is a very good point the torque spec on the front axle is 80 pounds. the torque wrench i have is 120 pounds and bigger so i was out of luck there... but thanks for the tips on the bounce. i will copy it into my DIY
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stands are had for cheap from places like harbor reight. i bought a rearstand for like, $40 and it's titties.
i f you've ever run thru any of my how-tos, you'll see i list "proper tools" "ghetto tools" and "universal tools".. always something to consider including in your list of stuff to prep for battle with. that way people can scan a list and see whats in store.

harbor freight stand in action. could make one just as easy too.

front stand is a close copy of this.

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crash. do me a favor and edit yourt heading so it reads " hot to remove frot wheel 07/08 ZX6R" please? that way theres not fuckin 20 differeent links that way the same thing. this is more specific and helps with people looking for something specific as this.
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i didn't say it, but the reason you bounce the front end is so the axle centers itself in the forks.
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crash. do me a favor and edit yourt heading so it reads " hot to remove frot wheel 07/08 ZX6R" please? that way theres not fuckin 20 differeent links that way the same thing. this is more specific and helps with people looking for something specific as this.
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thanks man. links in how-to nav
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harbor freight is da shhit....when ur there getting ur stands u can pick up that torque wrench for 9.99 and don't forget the coupon for ur free led flashlight...bammm. 1/2" Drive Click Stop Torque Wrench
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torque spec on the pinch bolts is probably around 14 or 15ftlbs and the brake calipers is probably in the area of 18-22ftlbs
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