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  • How should I outfit my Garage??? Where can I get a Shop Man?

    I was wondering what would be the best tools. To buy for use on my Katana. I won't use them a lot but offten enough for maintainence SP. What all do I need. Please give me some pointers.

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  • #2
    Here is what I use the most:

    set of T handle Metric Allens
    set of Metric sockets
    set of Metric combination wrenches
    Torque wrench (Cyber says bar type, I like clicker)
    Suzuki oil filter wrench (for removal)
    set of Metric allen sockets
    18mm spark plug socket
    set of screwdrivers
    Bel-ray chain Lube
    WD-40
    Scott Shop towels
    my Clymer repair manual
    set of feeler gauges (for valve adjustments)
    parts from Special K

    Other than an oil drain pan I can't think of anything else I have used yet.

    EDIT: All of my tools unless otherwise noted are Craftsman.
    AMA member # 224227

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    • #3
      Clymer shows they do not make a manuel for 2000 750 Kat do they??

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      • #4
        That I don't know. Mine is a '96 750. Try Haynes. They are as good, some like them better. You can also get in addition to or instead of, a Suzuki repair manual. They are all up on Ebay pretty regularly. I actually bought mine at the dealer when I was getting an OEM oil filter and a filter wrench.
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        • #5
          Haynes makes a book called Motorcycle Workshop Practice Techbook. It tells you all about setting up a shop, tools you will need, and how to do things properly. It's a must have if you're gonna set up a descent work space

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          • #6
            Don't forget the wheel stands. I wish I had them everytime I go to work on mine. I am waiting till I have a garage to work in again, and I will DEFINATELY have a pair as soon as I move.

            Greg

            COURAGE -

            Freedom is the sure possession of those alone
            who have the courage to defend it.

            First Sergeant(Ret) - US Army - 21 years

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            • #7
              Need a shop man?

              Corey and I are for Hire. We work for Beer and Mexican food. And we goof around a lot, so expect it to take a long time....
              Kan-O-Gixxer!
              -89 Gixxer 1100 Engine
              -Stage 3 Jet Kit / KNN Pod Filters
              -Ohlins Susupension
              -Various Other Mods

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Meikol2
                parts from Special K
                I use alot of those , too . Got some more on the way , in fact !
                I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



                Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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                • #9
                  Hey Rack...Why is your Xbox name Katana600 when you have a 750?

                  Just nosey.
                  AMA member # 224227

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                  • #10
                    I can't recommend specific tools, but I will tell you to buy decent quality tools. You do not need to spend big bucks on SnapOn or Mac, but the super cheap $10 800 piece wrench socket sets are usually not worth the money. Craftsman make a good tool for home use at a reasonable price.

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                    • #11
                      The reason my xbox is Katana600 is because som eof you may remember I used to have a Kat 600 that was totaled out in june by a guy who ran a red light.

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                      • #12
                        wow, (new) i havent heard of you getting in an accident, im sorry to hear that. are you doing alright?
                        Matt


                        The Difference Between Ordinary And Extraordinary Is That Little Extra

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                        • #13
                          yeah I was very lucky

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                          • #14
                            Soory to hear about that, but glad you are back on a better bike. How did you heal up. Are you 100%?
                            AMA member # 224227

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                            • #15
                              look in the tool pouch - that is what you need
                              spark plug socket
                              17mm to 22mm socket set
                              4,5,6 mm allens
                              10 & 12mm combo wrenchs and sockets
                              good set of screwdrivers
                              cotter keys
                              pliers
                              good torque wrench
                              carb sync tool
                              suzuki valve adust tool ( it's like a 1/8 inch square drive )

                              look through some of my how-to's - i think i give a list of tools needed

                              http://www.pacifier.com/~trinc/katana


                              tim

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