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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Changing Front Tires

I plan to remove my wheels on my own and change my tires. But I'm not sure the best way to hold up the front end. I still have my center stand. I know I should use a strap to hold the front forks to the center stand, so the stand doesn't fold. But what is the best way to hold up that front end?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 12:17 PM
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Lean the bike back and slide a block under the front part of the engine. Aslo you may try to strap the rear of the bike down by using some tihing heavy like a spare tire.

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And since I'm not really lifting the bike with the block just balancing it. It won't hurt the engine or my pipes?

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That is right.

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I have to buy some straps to do that, but you think bungies would work instead

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If using both methods at once, bungees aught to be okay.
When replacing the tire be sure that your spedo gear goes back into place right against the tire.

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?not sure i follow? i know about the speedo stuff, but does it have to go back together a certain way

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It has a notch that it fits in. When I did the fork seals on mine I had not lined it up right. You will see, just examine it when you take it off. Also take a look at before removing.

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How tight does the speedo cable need to be when you put them back on. cuz i know that i tried to take it off before to spray some lube down it and it was really on there

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R/R Relocated (3-09)
Splines Lubed (3-09)
Metzelers ME880 170/80 in back 100/90 in front (3-09)
Painted flat blak (3-09)
Kuri grips (8-08)
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I just take a small pair of pliers and apply a little bit of torqe on it.

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