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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all...wondering what is the best method to get front rim off my vulcan. I realize that tire replacement best accomplished by a shop set up to do tire changes, but I thought I would change the tire myself.....what is preferred method to support bike for the process....thanks.....I know I'll get the right answers from the group as always......
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Most folks just use a jack to hold the front end up (after putting the bike on the centerstand) I used a large brick and a piece if wood.... Anything solid that won't slip out is fine.

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tnx as always...you guys are the best.....waiting for the rain to stop.....
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Rim off bike

I have a floor jack and used it to support the front of engine by the starter, with a piece of wood between jack and engine. I have never trusted a jack by itself to do any work on a vehicle, and use jack stands. With the bike I used an old toolbox across and under the front forks while the wheel is off in case it was to leak off and maybe cause the v-stand to fold up. Glad I did as my wheel was off for a full day while mounting tires. The tool box had some weight on it when reinstalling wheel and the engine had to be jacked back up a bit. You also have to remove one or the other brake calipers so the rim will pass through the forks. That about all there is to it.
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thanks so much...waiting for the rain to stop, then maybe tackle it...take care....
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