i saw it posted some where b4 but i can't find it now. just wondering what tools i'll need to take the wheel off and to put springs and change the fork oil on an 05 naked.
The only thing I would add is to use an anti-seize compound on all bolts that thread into aluminum castings. This is not Locktite, although blue Locktite will serve this function. The rule of thumb is, If you are going to take it apart often use anti-seize compound. If you are going to take apart once in a while, use blue Locktite. Under no circumstances use red Locktite!Currently said:I have an 'S' but I don't think it makes a difference.
12 mm allen hex wrench, you can get these in half inch drive in a set of 3 at autoparts store. For front axle.
6 mm hex wrench if you remove damper rod, this is if you are going to put in RaceTech Goldvalve Emulators.
you will also need 6 mm for removing the fender.
12 mm socket for triple clamp and pinch bolt
10 mm socket for clipons.
24 mm socket for fork caps
Some method of suspending front end in the air.
I used two 6 foot step ladders with a two by four on top and I used nylon locking straps to hold it in the air after I lifted it with my front stand.
DO NOT REMOVE THE FORK CAPS IF THE BIKE IS NOT SUSPENDED IN THE AIR!
If you know someone that works in a hospital get a 60cc syringe to get your oil level exact.
Measure 120mm from the tip of syringe and align that mark from the top of the fork and suck excess oil out.
Please use a torque wrench, most of these bolts are in aluminum and if you strip or cross thread them, it will cost you.
Most are torqued at 24 Newton-meters which is not a lot. Watch out when installing fork caps, make sure they are in straight, you don't want to cross thread them.
A long time ago, I read a post where someone put some weight on the rear seat and used a jackstand under the engine. You got to be careful where you support the weight there.Jiff84 said:Does anyone have pictures of suspending the front end with 2x4s or from beams? I have good tie downs, jack stands, but not a good beam to hold it from. I was thinking maybe a big tree limb about 10 ft in the air next to my garage.