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After doing this job at least 10 times in my life, I've learned that Kawi's are usually stupid tight from the factory. Years of breaker bars, 2 buddies standing on the bike/ brake risking injury and damage... Finally I broke down and purchased an electric impact wrench. Kicked that nuts ass! Spun it off like it was nothing! I had already tried 120psi and a 1/2" pneumatic wrench with somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 ft/lbs. Wouldn't even budge it.

This thing is a beast. Should have bought one years ago.
 

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I think you meant impact wrench, but yeah I'm in the same boat. I just picked this one up:

DEWALT DCF899P1 20V MAX XR Brushless High Torque 1/2" Impact Wrench Kit with Detent Anvil - - Amazon.com



I have a nice Ingersoll Rand pnuematic 231C with 600 ft/lbs impact wrench that wouldn't budge it. I'm probably just not getting enough air to it though as this impact should be able to do the job. This electric cordless one I just picked up has a lot more torque (Heavy-duty impact mechanism with max torque 700 ft./lbs., breakaway torque 1,200 ft./lbs). I actually haven't tried it on a front sprocket yet but I think (hope) it will do the trick. :)
 

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Haha yea! IMPACT wrench. DOH!
 

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It's pretty amazing actually and I actually wanted a battery powered one so I didn't have to drag a cord around. But with 1200 ft/lbs of breakaway torque (I updated my original post) it should do the job. It's more expensive than the corded Impact wrenches though but extremely convenient and powerful. I almost got the one you got and I too was nervous about a battery version but I am very happy with it. I bought it based on this review that compared several models and this one came out on top:

We Test the 7 Best Impact Wrenches
 

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yes, this is the tool. It was hard so stopped changing these. kawa does do a couple things odd. Cotter pin in the axle is so strange to me. Front axle seems a bit odd but can't remember what bugged me and the fork seals leaked way to soon on the '11 after all the miles I put on a couple r1's and a fz1 and a cbr on the SAME loop without on fork seal fail. And I blew up the '11 with only 50k miles. Never had that happen on any bike. But I do like the g4 better than any other bike. Felt perfect the moment I sat on it.
 

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yes, this is the tool. It was hard so stopped changing these. kawa does do a couple things odd. Cotter pin in the axle is so strange to me. Front axle seems a bit odd but can't remember what bugged me and the fork seals leaked way to soon on the '11 after all the miles I put on a couple r1's and a fz1 and a cbr on the SAME loop without on fork seal fail. And I blew up the '11 with only 50k miles. Never had that happen on any bike. But I do like the g4 better than any other bike. Felt perfect the moment I sat on it.
I found it odd on the GSX-R750 that Suzuki only used one wheel spacer on the front rim. It just doesn't seem right.
 

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Impact guns are lifesavers. I have air guns and other pneumatic tools, but my favorite is the Kobalt electric knuckle buster. if it cant get whatever I need off then the only thing that can is my plasma cutter. :ayyy:
 

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I changed it for you. Hope you don't mind. Congrats on the new impact though. I have a Dewalt and its a jam up tool to have for sure.
Thanks for changing the title!

It's amazing how you can do something for years and never know there's a better way. I'm not a mechanic by trade, so I don't have that daily usage knowledge of tools in the industry. I've seen them sure, but never knew they were this powerful. Always thought that pneumatic was the only option and never wanted to invest in a big compressor (220v) and 3/4" air tools.
 

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Cordless impacts have came a long way for sure. The biggest problem is their torque drops off greatly once the battery is not fully charged. I have one but when it fails, I break out my Ingersol Rand 2135QTiMAX on a 60gal 220v compressor.
 

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Thanks for changing the title!

It's amazing how you can do something for years and never know there's a better way. I'm not a mechanic by trade, so I don't have that daily usage knowledge of tools in the industry. I've seen them sure, but never knew they were this powerful. Always thought that pneumatic was the only option and never wanted to invest in a big compressor (220v) and 3/4" air tools.
Glad to help. :thumbsup:
 

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I recently retried my old **** Depot impact wrench and replaced it with one of these. I got it for $300 off MSRP of $504.00 because it was NOS (New Old Stock) which basically means I paid 200 dollars for it since it sat in a box brand new for 6 years.

Lightweight magnesium and 1,190 ft-lb of Bolt Break Away Torque!

Just tried it out on some lug nuts, wow!
 

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