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Would like to know if anyone has every changed the chain and sproket off of an 01 750 before? Is it ridictulously hard or fairly straight forward once you remove wheel and fairing? What tools will I need to complete the job (don't want to start this task then realize I don't have the correct tools at my side).?

Any pointer/help would be greatly apperciated. If you have pictures and step by step that you have taken when you did yours that would be even better.

Thanks in advance fella's/ladies.
 

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Try youtubing it :)

I'm sure sproket makers and sellers have to have at least one of them with the info in pdf or webpages.
No haven't tried that yet. I'll give youtube a look over and see what I can as well. Thanks.

I guess I should mention that I'm currently deployed right now. I get back next month. So I'm just trying to collect all the info I can now and go to town on the bike when I get back.

Since I'm asking for everyone's help I want to ask another question. This one is merely ya'lls opinion though. Which brake pad should I go with EBC or Galfer and why? I'm ordering Galfer steel braided brake lines (black). Not ordering the rotor yet, because I want to see if by adding this two mods to my bike will the braking be noticably better or not. Depending on that out come then I'll order rotor's as well (front and back).
 

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That's it, one person! I know some folks on here have at least attempted to do this on there own. I know the tech heads in here do all there own maintenance. I'm just trying to hold off from taking my bike to the shop and getting to know my bike a little more in the process.

Also what's ya'll take on the brake pads, EBC or Galfer and why?
 

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Sorry to hear about the deployed part. Just made a year back mark from afghan. Wonderfully beautiful place. But the job, well 11b compared to civilian jobs can't even downgrade to cops on their worst day.

The hardcore race pads probably wont be right since they grab and don't mix well with street riding. Had it explained to me that in street use they don't do their stuff till you put more than usual force in then they are grabby. For race they are great but street eh. So I've stayed away from the high performance pads.
 

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Best thing about this deployment is that I'll be coming home in serveral weeks :bounce.

Well then what do you think about me switching out my rotors? I'm just looking to get idea's on better braking performance, that's all. Do you think just upgrading the brake lines should do the trick?

Also I use to live in Hawaii, long long long time ago. I lived there for 6yrs on Molokai. I'm sure that island has definitely changed since the 90's!!
 

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Would like to know if anyone has every changed the chain and sproket off of an 01 750 before? Is it ridictulously hard or fairly straight forward once you remove wheel and fairing? What tools will I need to complete the job (don't want to start this task then realize I don't have the correct tools at my side).?

Any pointer/help would be greatly apperciated. If you have pictures and step by step that you have taken when you did yours that would be even better.

Thanks in advance fella's/ladies.
It is not hard to change your chain/sprocket. The harder part is to suspend the rear tire in the air. If you do have a bike stand, good for you, if you don't then you are like me, with a regular floor jack and a piece of 2X4.

If you get your wheel off then all you need is a 14mm socket and maybe an air compressor. (my nuts were on tight, could not hand loosen them). Then swap sprockets and mount the wheel back. Remove the old chain (you can cut it or just use your chain link) Remove the front sprocket cover with some Allen wrenches (I think it's like 5-6 bolts) Then feed the new chain through, you might need to take a couple of links out (By the way, are you just swapping stock sprockets??? or after market ones like bigger size?). Anyway, put stretch the chain over both sprockets and close it with a chain link (There are different chain links...do not get the rivet ones cuz you will need an rivet tool). Then just adjust the slack (should be 20-30 mm in the middle) tighten the wheel and put the pin back in. You're done.

About the brakes, one thing I read somewhere is GSXR's do not have the best brakes from factory. Your best bet would be (if 2 of your mods do not work enough for you) to go with brembo calipers and rotors.
 

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i did a front -1 sprocket & a +2 back sprocket on my 01 gsxr1000. its not all that hard. the hardest part is prob was breaking the front sprocket nut loose. its a pain. i would NOT rec buying a clip on master link chain, especially if your gearing your bike up. you will need to buy the chain break/ rivet tool (bout $80) for the good chain it rivet type link. plus to buying it will be you can use it to do future bikes or even make a couple bucks doing friends bikes.$$$$$$$ good luck.

oh yeah, if you dont replace the front sprocket you dont have to take off the sprocket cover. just tie your old chain to your new one and pull it threw the front. that means dont pull the old chain off till you use it to feed it threw the front sprocket. i had a buddy the did this and pulled it off first.

any ?s just ask. good luck
 
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