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  1. Bitubo wrench?

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    What wrench do you all had to adjust the spring compression ring? Is a 2-1\2" spanner wrench the correct tool? I just had my Bitubo rebuilt and want to compress the spring before install, as I'm guessing it would be easier to loosen once on the bike.
  2. porting tools

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    I had a Foredom flexible shaft, because it used to be about the best. But now the ports on motorcycels are so small...I can only imagine trying to get inside the 20 ports of an R1. Kendal put in the new guides before I even started. The guides are made of a lot harder metal than the ones on...
  3. Tools needed for changing oil leak

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    I'm trying to slowly build up my tool collection. I have the rear stand, allen head set, set of socket wrenches, and your basic screw drivers. What else do I need to replace seals leaking oil? What tool do I use to take off the front sprocket? What other tools will I need?
  4. Ghetto Tools, continued...

    Open Forum
    The FZ1 has a banana swingarm and the old rear stand was not compatible with it's pads. I like the stand though, and had an old lawn mower blade around, a hacksaw, a grinder and some patience. Here is the result :laugh "Grass Side" :lol Oh yes, then there is the ghetto tire changing...
  5. this rings true !! tools that maim and @#$%^

    Open Forum
    ----- >> > >Too true to be funny...or why WD-40 and duct tape are my only tools > > > >DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching >flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the >chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the >freshly-painted...
  6. Questions about tools needed for oil seals

    Help Forum
    I'm quite certain I'm leaking oil from the push rod seal and right behind the front sprocket. I'm sure many of you had already done this. I'm not very mechanically inclined but I'm going to try to tackle this one on my own. 1) I don't have a rear stand can I still do this repair? 2) I have...
  7. Fork seal tools

    UK Forum (Including Scotland)
    I had to replace my fork seals and being the tight-wad that I am, I made a set of tools for the job. So I'm now in possession of a fork spring compressor (Racetech type), damper rod thingy (sp :laugh), seal driver and if needed, a bottom yoke fitting front paddock stand. If anyone needs to do...
  8. what special tools to change steering head bearings?

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    I figured that its time to swap out the sterring stem bearings, but that huge castle type nut looks imposing. What special tool is required to pull the steering head apart? thanks Ken
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