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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Front stand / lifting the front wheel

I'm looking to see how everyone else is raising their front wheel off the ground for removal. I've looked at a number of front stands, but none of them are made for twins. They're all for sportbikes with 17 inch wheels.

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put ur bike on the center stand and put wait on the backseat to get it to lean back.... its cheap

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Bike on the center stand, I use my rafters to hold up the front via tiedowns. Works for me
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I'm looking to see how everyone else is raising their front wheel off the ground for removal. I've looked at a number of front stands, but none of them are made for twins. They're all for sportbikes with 17 inch wheels.
I have engine guards on mine so it works for me to pick up the front end and put jack stands under the bars. Dont see why you couldn't do the same under the frame although my jackstands are too high for that. Shorter ones should work good.

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I just use a jack stand under the mount for the footpeg. (The mount on the frame , not the peg)

You can also use a cinderblock under the front of the engine .... this is how my wheel-less and fork-less vulcan project bike is sitting in the garage.

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I use a lift similar to this one....



Got it at Kmart, on clearance for less than $30.
With a jack or whatever kind of support you use, you should make sure to somehow secure the bike from tipping over.


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I used the jack that came with my pickup. Put it on the center stand. Put a 2x4 between the engine and the jack. Then raise the jack.
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Put bike on center stand.

put hydrolic jack on front lower frame in the center.

lift till back tire touches.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 09:40 PM
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Lurch's method is how the MC shop that changed my front tire did it. It works, is cheap, and easy to do.

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Forgot to say thanks to all for the responses. So, THANKS! I like options that don't cost anything. ONe of my favorite four letter f words - FREE! Food is a close second....

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