GREAT thread here guys, just read through all 19 pages. I have some questions:
My performance mods are the following, Khienin (sp?) pc20, Polini variator with 6g met rollers, Posh 10.5K CDI, yosh cf pipe. Rider weight 160lbs
1. I read that some have experienced a little loss in top end and there might be a need for going heavier rollers. Do you think with my weight I will need to go up to maybe 6.5? I want the acceleration benefits and at the same time don't want to lose any top end. Has anyone mixed sliders with rollers? Reason why I ask is because i have a set of Dr. Pulley 6.5g sliders and my 6g met rollers.Best way to do it is just try different weights and settle on the ones you feel that you like the best in the end.
2. Is there a way to take off the radiator w/o having to drain the fluids? I am a partial noob to mechanically involved procedures and see that some result in bubbles in their coolant lines. I would like to minimize this by not having to open up that system. IF not possible I see one person just left the radiator hanging since they could not fully remove it for whatever reason. I want to anticipate as many hiccups as possible. No the coolant will spill everywhere if you dont drain the radiator. You can however leave the hoses connected and let it hang there while changing the flywheel. There is a metal tube that connects the radiator to the engine that you aren't realising is there, thats why it has to be drained. You need an 8mm, 17mm sockets to get the radiator, fan, and flywheel nut off. Then the tool to remove. Then reinstall.
3. Are there any other tools I will need to make sure I have to get this job done aside from the obvious? I see variator tool, tq wrench. What size sockets if any will I need? Does anyone know the tq. specs that I'll need to put everything back together?
Thanks again everyone for contributing all the useful information on this thread and TIA for your help