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Surfsofa
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018 - 08:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Time for my second set of tires. I'm going to try Michelin Power RS, if anyone is curious.

I have a rear stand, but not a front one. I do my own tires, so I do want to get both wheels off the bike, and I'm not in a hurry to spend another chunk of change on a front wheel lift.

Of course this wasn't an issue with XBs because you could just jack the front of the muffler, but I'm guessing that's not an option with the EBRs.

Has anyone figured out a way to do get the front wheel off without a front stand?
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Hughlysses
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018 - 08:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If youíve got a garage, use a couple of ratchet straps from the handlebars to a rafter.
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1_mike
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018 - 11:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep...second on the straps.
Though a stand is better. Don't cheap-out..!

Mike
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Shoggin
Posted on Friday, November 23, 2018 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Get a front stand that fits in the steering neck. MUCH more sturdy and that way you can twist the fork legs for wheel removal, or even pull the forks off for a seal job (one day).
Once you get one, you'll wonder how you lived without that cheap tool!
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Terrys1980
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 03:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Use this same stand on 3 different Buells and my EBR https://www.amazon.com/Venom-Motorcycle-Triple-Hea dlift-Kawasaki/dp/B00CX7L1LA
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Dave
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 08:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've used an A frame ladder before.
DAve
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Surfsofa
Posted on Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 07:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just to close the loop on this one, I decided to get the Venom stand recommended by Terrys1980, and can confirm it worked perfectly with the included number 17 pin.

Wow, it's been quite an adventure getting these tires switched-out, but it's finally done. Tomorrow I ride!!

Thanks for the help and encouragement.



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Skntpig
Posted on Friday, March 01, 2019 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

FYI you donít need to take the front fender off, just the top bolt and the scoop holder tab.

Maybe clean your caliper while you have easy access.
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Shoggin
Posted on Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 02:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

SX's don't have the brake scoop.

That Venom stand is exactly the one I have for my SX. It's works without removing the fender but I had to put foam around the small support tubes so as not to scratch it.
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