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post #46 of 69 Old 04-22-2016, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Off-topic a bit but just wondering...do you do most of the work on your products yourself? i.e. design work, manufacturing, testing, etc.?
As much as I possibly can. Some things require more expertise than I have, some testing I cannot or will not do (like destruction testing, etc) but I try to be as hands-on as possible throughout every part of the process.

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I am assuming they fit an '05? If so I'll probably pick one up!
I honestly couldn't say. I assume so because the rear wheel is the same but I will confirm next weekend at the track as I know a few people running that gen bike there.
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As much as I possibly can. Some things require more expertise than I have, some testing I cannot or will not do (like destruction testing, etc) but I try to be as hands-on as possible throughout every part of the process.

I do all my own graphics work and some of the CAD designing. When it gets over my head, I contact the professionals and let them do their thing.
If you ever need any CAD or FEA help with any future ideas, feel free to ask. I'd love to help out. It's part of what I do for a living, but I would much rather do it for the motorcycle industry

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Got the axle tool and the set of levers today! Very fast shipping and everything looks great. The levers were quick and easy to install! Thanks!

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On my 2015 the rear axle is inserted from the right side. Any problem with installing the axle in from the other side so that I can take advantage of this tool??

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If you ever need any CAD or FEA help with any future ideas, feel free to ask. I'd love to help out. It's part of what I do for a living, but I would much rather do it for the motorcycle industry
Good to know. I am far form an expert so I may very well be looking for some help.

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Got the axle tool and the set of levers today! Very fast shipping and everything looks great. The levers were quick and easy to install! Thanks!
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On my 2015 the rear axle is inserted from the right side. Any problem with installing the axle in from the other side so that I can take advantage of this tool??
No problem at all. All ZX6Rs that I know of have their axle inserted that way from the factory. It is very common mod for racers to flip the axle around and insert it from the left. I do, and my bike is the same gen as yours.
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Just got mine. Haven't put it to use yet but solid design. Thanks!
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Just got mine. Haven't put it to use yet but solid design. Thanks!
Fantastic! I will be using it extensively this coming weekend (at least 3 tire changes, more if weather is typical for this time of year) so I will hopefully have some feedback.
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Bump! I have a few of these on hand. Is anyone else sick of fighting their rear wheel for tire changes?
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Thank you for the tool! Received it a couple days ago, but waiting on some slicks from Dunlop till I get the chance to use it. Wish I had it a couple weeks ago when throwing on some new Q3's on the '13. I can't stand the awkwardness of the stupid 4 hand juggle with the rear caliper, spacers, and aligning the rear axle.
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Thank you for the tool! Received it a couple days ago, but waiting on some slicks from Dunlop till I get the chance to use it. Wish I had it a couple weeks ago when throwing on some new Q3's on the '13. I can't stand the awkwardness of the stupid 4 hand juggle with the rear caliper, spacers, and aligning the rear axle.
Glad that you got it. Please let me know your thoughts once you do get to put it to the test.

I actually just picked up a fast frank quick change rear axle which is awesome but it makes me sad because I will not need my cool tool any longer :-p
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Bought this last year... tool really makes tire install significantly easier. Highly recommended.
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OK,, I not slow, just not that fast..

Seemed to use one for the rear, it was $33.
Now there is a set? $60.
So you can use 2 for the front?
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OK,, I not slow, just not that fast..

Seemed to use one for the rear, it was $33.
Now there is a set? $60.
So you can use 2 for the front?
No, this is for the rear only. There is not one for the front as generally speaking the front goes on pretty easy by comparison. I never felt that any additional tool was needed.
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I'm having a senior moment. Thought the video showed one.

Is there a video or a different procedure using two?

I'm missing something, sorry.

Interested in the tool, it was a PITA when I did the rear last time.

So put me down for at least one, as in the video and maybe the second. Just not sure why at the moment. Going to pour me a drink, maybe that will help.
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I'm having a senior moment. Thought the video showed one.

Is there a video or a different procedure using two?

I'm missing something, sorry.

Interested in the tool, it was a PITA when I did the rear last time.

So put me down for at least one, as in the video and maybe the second. Just not sure why at the moment. Going to pour me a drink, maybe that will help.
He has a video showing how to use it during a wheel change. You have to flip your axle around though, so you remove it from the sprocket side instead. You insert the tool on the caliper side to hold the caliper in place while you do all the other stuff. I bet it would work pretty well with that pitbull wedge thingymabob...Haven't tried one of those yet, but captive spacers definitely make things a bit easier.

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