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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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I hate to ask such a stupid question but...........

Before I break something................. OK I want to take the front tire off my bike (98zx9r) the 4 hex heads on the bottom of the forks are loose, I have a hex head wrench on both sides of the hub/axle??. When I try to loosen the 2 hex heads it appears that they are not backing out I can turn them 3-4 full turns and I don't see them backing out. Do I need to tighten the 4 small hex heads at the end of the forks so the hub does not spin? then try to break loose the larger hex heads I'M WITH STUPID!
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got it.
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Most of the time you don't have the really large hex. So you leave that side tight in the forks then turn the other side. Once loose, spin free, loosen other/tight side, remove axle.




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Most of the time you don't have the really large hex. So you leave that side tight in the forks then turn the other side. Once loose, spin free, loosen other/tight side, remove axle.
Thats the ticket...and I only have pinch bolts on one side of the forks.



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FORK SEALS____
It's a job doing this for the first time but now that I have one finished the next one will be easy. While I have them off I'm going to polish them also now that's going to be a job. It's going to be a long winter.
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It's a job doing this for the first time but now that I have one finished the next one will be easy. While I have them off I'm going to polish them also now that's going to be a job. It's going to be a long winter.
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ok now I have a question....it might be me or the Captain Morgan talking but why were you trying to get the front tire off. just wondering trying to fiqure out what you are moding

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I wanted to remove the tire/rim so I can replace the fork seals. Got to tare down the forks. Sorry if I confused anyone, it's late and the cold beer is going down fast. Happy New Year's All----------- 1/2 hour to go I don't think I can make it
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I wanted to remove the tire/rim so I can replace the fork seals. Got to tare down the forks. Sorry if I confused anyone, it's late and the cold beer is going down fast. Happy New Year's All----------- 1/2 hour to go I don't think I can make it




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I wanted to remove the tire/rim so I can replace the fork seals. Got to tare down the forks. Sorry if I confused anyone, it's late and the cold beer is going down fast. Happy New Year's All----------- 1/2 hour to go I don't think I can make it
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One more to go. What do you guys think? Also if you has a choice

(1) would you put the decals back on.
(2) engrave the letters in the alum.
(3) leave it as is.

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I hear ya jeeps I feel the same. I'm open to what looks good and a nice shine is what I like but beeing a noob I want to hear what you guys like. I may make some yellow letter, stick them on and see what you(all) think and go from their.


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Hey 1BAD what did you ever do with that plate holder?????
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Hey 1BAD what did you ever do with that plate holder?????
I sent it off to get chrome and I'm still waiting on it to get back.....
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good to hear let me know how it turns out.
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kawi does some weird stuff with their front ends, the honda shop didnt have the large hex and the mac truck didnt have it either, had to take it to the kawi dealer to get my front tire replaced, i feel the pain, thier is def better ways to do it (ie honda, suzuki's front end)



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One more to go. What do you guys think? Also if you has a choice

(1) would you put the decals back on.
(2) engrave the letters in the alum.
(3) leave it as is.

Thanks





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Your avatar looks like your frame is polished if so...leave them liek they are.



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Yep it's polished also, I'm starting to like the polished only look. I may stick with it.
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