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Loud
08-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Anyone have a 1/2 drive socket to suit a GSXR? Figuring it's about 28 - 30mm. Mine go up to 25...

Nearish to Alfred Cove/Booragoon/Garden City, otherwise I'll leave it until tomorrow.

Happy to leave a deposit.

Loud
08-06-2015, 09:47 PM
32mm :) Sorted. FYI Super Cheap have a Stanley 1/2" set for 50% off - $69.

shortSteve
09-06-2015, 08:26 AM
Gsxr thous have a 36mm iirc, different to the 600/750.

Loud
09-06-2015, 09:11 AM
Gsxr thous have a 36mm iirc, different to the 600/750.

Mine's a 600 :) Front sprocket is a f#@ing nightmare - 400mm breaker bar, foot on the back brake, bike in gear and just won't budge. Penetrene and a much bigger breaker bar on the cards for this evening...

HAGG!S
09-06-2015, 09:12 AM
Just a bar through the rear wheel wrapped in a towel and rotate the wheel until it locks into the swing arm and then crack the nut. It's tight but not too bad. That's how I done mine. Worked a treat.

Loud
09-06-2015, 09:19 AM
I had a block of wood through there. The 350mm bar was flexing - I've never come across that before!

Thanks for the tip though. After this I'll be putting on those rearsets :)

HAGG!S
09-06-2015, 09:21 AM
Make sure you push down on the bar and not lifting up as the bike will lift off the rear stand as I found out haha.

Loud
09-06-2015, 09:29 AM
I took the bike off the rear stand so that I could sit on it and apply the back brake, while using two hands to pull the bar!! Beast of a job!!

shortSteve
09-06-2015, 09:37 AM
I took the bike off the rear stand so that I could sit on it and apply the back brake, while using two hands to pull the bar!! Beast of a job!!

Yeah I could never do it with a bar through the wheel because of the BST rims lol. A rattle gun get it in seconds. Don't even need the back brake on.

Rich...
09-06-2015, 09:46 AM
A rattle gun get it in seconds. Don't even need the back brake on.
^^^WHS...

Loud
09-06-2015, 09:47 AM
Hmm, I have a rattle gun. Never used it though. Might have to get acquainted with it shortly.

filbert
09-06-2015, 11:31 AM
Hmm, I have a rattle gun. Never used it though. Might have to get acquainted with it shortly.
You'll have to invest in a different socket set unless those cheapies were impact sockets.
Regular sockets often crack and jump around as they round off the nut and sometimes even blow apart quite spectacularly.

Loud
09-06-2015, 11:33 AM
You'll have to invest in a different socket set unless those cheapies were impact sockets.
Regular sockets often crack and jump around as they round off the nut and sometimes even blow apart quite spectacularly.

Good tip. Nothing is ever easy!

Halo_2
09-06-2015, 11:43 AM
Rattle gun makes taking the front sprocket off easy as.

You can use standard sockets but as above MIGHT shatter

The best sockets to buy and use are the ones that are shaped to the bolt head not just grabbing the corners.

Rich...
09-06-2015, 11:46 AM
You'll have to invest in a different socket set unless those cheapies were impact sockets.
Regular sockets often crack and jump around as they round off the nut and sometimes even blow apart quite spectacularly.
Nah, you just hold the socket in your hand when you do it...

No one needs 5 fingers anyway...

Loud
09-06-2015, 11:56 AM
Right-o, so wrap the socket in plenty of electrical tape ;)

potato
09-06-2015, 01:31 PM
got what you need here :)

Loud
09-06-2015, 02:45 PM
got what you need here :)

More spare time in my life? How do I buy it from you?!

potato
09-06-2015, 03:00 PM
More spare time in my life? How do I buy it from you?!

touche' :lol:

Bill-2014
09-06-2015, 06:50 PM
Gsxr thous have a 36mm iirc, different to the 600/750.

SRAD 600 is also 36mm I got a 1/2 drive impact socket for mine

Bill-2014
09-06-2015, 06:53 PM
Mine's a 600 :) Front sprocket is a f#@ing nightmare - 400mm breaker bar, foot on the back brake, bike in gear and just won't budge. Penetrene and a much bigger breaker bar on the cards for this evening...
They are loctited on I had a 500mm breaker bar and 1500mm piece of tubing and still needed my 100kg body weight to shift it.

Bill-2014
09-06-2015, 06:57 PM
I tried a rattle gun on mine with no joy that's why I used the bar,

GsxInShed
09-06-2015, 07:32 PM
Umm ride it to the place/friend that has the correct tools crack the nut retighten and ride home ,so there you can do the job at your lesiure....mmmm kay..?

Loud
09-06-2015, 09:42 PM
Umm ride it to the place/friend that has the correct tools crack the nut retighten and ride home ,so there you can do the job at your lesiure....mmmm kay..?

520 chain and sprocket conversion. Got to do the whole lot at once.

Electric rattle gun did the job nicely. RK chain breaker / riveter did great too.