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.