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Old 09-10-2018, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default Lifting Front of Cycle to Remove Front Wheel

I want to remove my front wheel to take to shop for tire replacement. Trying to determine the best way to jack up the bike. I know to put it on the center stand and then lift up underneath the engine. Though there doesn't seem to be much room there, and around the oil plug is a little piece of metal that hangs down causing it not be be very flush and hard to jack up at that point. Suggestions to deal with this?
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Fairings or off? Off a block of wood or floor jack. On you can have a helper sit on the seat remove the wheel then set the front end on something to keep it off the ground. Or if you have a place to strap the front up from the ceiling or trusses or you can build a front end strap rack from pipe (use the search). Or buy a front end lift that lifts from the neck of the frame. I use a MC lift jack. (ATV jack).
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:24 AM   #3
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I do have the the lower fairings off. The owners manual specifically states to put the bike on the center stand, then jack up the front wheel with a lift under the exhaust with block of wood.

My question is, if I lift there, will the rest of the bike still be stable on the center stand, or will the lifting cause any instability there?
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Nope, your good. It will remain stable.
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So I checked the bike to see how much play there is to jack up the bike while on Center Stand before the rear wheel touches the ground. Looks like the front wheel will rise about two inches before the back tire makes contact.

My question now is, from that point, will there be enough clearance to get the front wheel out, or will that be inhibited by the front fender? Should I take the front fender off OR should I jack the bike from under the exhaust higher even though the rear wheel is touching the ground?
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Just take the wheel off.....it’s not that damn hard. The rear suspension will compress a little and give you plenty of room.

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I just made a stand and used ratchet straps.

http://photos.app.goo.gl/Yss2wa5JQsoAo7QD6
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Those 2" are enough. The fender is plastic, it'll give the teeny but needed.

Note: loosen all bolts while the bike is stable and on the ground. Some things are going to take a fair amount of torque to break loose.
Use 6 point sockets if you have them, some things will strip with the amount of force needed if you use a 12 point.
You're going to have to remove the calipers to get the wheel off. Dont let them hang, it stresses the connections. Cracks in the break lines = bad news.
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All done!
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How did you end up doing it?
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