Tools?


9 replies to this topic
  • XRoverall

Posted February 13, 2005 - 12:58 PM

#1

It's been nearly 15 years since I sold my last off road bike. I picked a 2002 R a few weeks ago and its currently in the process of being dual sported for California. My question is what tools do I need to take care of normal maintenence? I've never been much of a wrench so anything major and it will go to a real mechanic. Suggestions?

  • don87xr600

Posted February 13, 2005 - 01:10 PM

#2

How do you dual sport a 2002 in California?

  • XRoverall

Posted February 13, 2005 - 01:24 PM

#3

The guy I bought it from started the process prior to the deadline. I've already gone to DMV and gotten a temp license plate for it before we started.

  • hill5150

Posted February 13, 2005 - 02:00 PM

#4

How do you dual sport a 2002 in California?



You register it in Arizona :) :p :)

  • bikemadtim

Posted February 14, 2005 - 10:18 PM

#5

Phillips no 2 screwdriver, flat head screwdriver,
set of ring and open spanners from 7mm - 17mm,
socket set from 10mm - 24mm
Torque wrench
Allen Key set
Long nose Pliers & ordinary pliers
Hammer, knife, Feeler guages
Tube of Loctite
Oil, grease, copper grease, WD40
rags/cloths
Autosol metal polish
Funnel

That will get you going and be able to do most stuff.
Hope this helps

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  • XRoverall

Posted February 15, 2005 - 06:55 AM

#6

I just printed it out and am heading out to the tool store. Thank you!

  • TimBrp

Posted February 15, 2005 - 09:20 AM

#7

Might want to expand the sockets to 27mm. As that is the size for the rear axle and Swingarm nut.

  • bikemadtim

Posted February 15, 2005 - 09:24 AM

#8

Also when you get your tools go round the bike and tighten up any loose nuts or bolts as thumpers can shake themselves to bits. I have found that regularly things need tightening.

Check these common things that work loose:-

Right hand foot peg
Kickstart
Bolts that hold the petrol tank to frame
Bolts that hold the seat on
Rear sub frame bolts

Yes good point Tim, I could n't remember what size the large socket was for the rear wheel spindle.

You need a torque wrench that goes from about 60 NM to about 120Nm ish (rear wheel spindle is 93Nm I think) and a small one for the iddy biddy bolts! say average of 20Nm.

  • edssco

Posted February 15, 2005 - 10:05 PM

#9

I would get a spoke wrench too, they come in handy

  • Mokuleia

Posted February 16, 2005 - 07:22 AM

#10

19mm open end wrench is handy for the lowest suspension linkage bearing. Cant get a socket on it while everything else is connected.

Make sure you get 6 point 17 & 19mm sockets, particularly the first time you loosen things like the oil strainer screen.

Get yourself a spare 1 1/16" 12 point socket, and make yourself a castle tool for the swingarm (directions on Erics pig pen).





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