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Old 02-09-2017, 08:51 AM   #11
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This a dumb question, but when the bike is on the center stand can you remove both wheels without balancing issues safely? I've never had a bike with a center stand, and I need to service both wheels.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:55 AM   #12
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You can remove the back wheel. Not the front. The bikes weight distribution keeps the front tire on the ground and raises the rear wheel
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:26 AM   #13
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You can drop some weight on the back portion of the seat to get the rear tire on the ground, and the front will lift up. Do that everytime I need to pull the front wheel (axel loosened/tightened whilst both wheels on the ground)
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:16 AM   #14
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If you do decide to do what shpielers does, I would advise that you chock the real wheel or brace the center stand. Should it roll forward while the front wheel it off, you will be in a world of hurt. I've done similar, but I would use some twine to secure the center stand from collapsing back into its resting position.

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I'm with you maniac, I had the quite the scare with my vstar almost falling off a lift (adrenaline kicked in and I caught it before it fell and lifted it back onto the jack). I may just ride it to the shop to have them do that front tire installation so I don't have to mess with it. I'll probably take off the rear wheel and go to a local shop for tire installation, and do the chain and sprockets myself.
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:22 AM   #16
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BTW, the size of the bolt is 10mm x 1.25 pitch.
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I strap 2 5 gallon buckets with water to the grab bar does the trick every time.
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So I have the center stand on the bike, mostly. The center stand came with 2 springs. One is larger in diameter than the other.

It's pretty obvious where one of the springs go, there's 1 hook on the stand, and one on the bike. Not sure which of the two springs goes there though.

I also have no idea where the other spring goes, once the first is on.

Any pointers?
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There's an inner and outer spring. They both hook to the same point on the center stand and frame. Good luck getting them on
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Thanks! They're going to require maximum elbow grease.
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