|Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 11:18 pm: ||
An easy method to raise the front or rear wheel for simple wheel removal and maintenance.
1. Place a piece of 2x4 underneath the kickstand. The bike is more centered but won't fall over.
2. Place a standard auto hydraulic jack under the exhaust lift point (front of exhaust to lift front, rear to lift rear).
3. Secure the wheel not being raised - block.
4. Jack slowly to needed height.
Notes: I've done this on my 2003 XB9R with race exhaust; This is very stable since there are three points touching the ground (tire, kickstand w/2x4, and jack); Make sure your jack is low enough to fit under the exhaust. I had to remove the swivel cup on my $15 Kmart jack to fit under the exhaust; You can only elevate one wheel at a time.
This is for simple removal of the wheels or to perform simple maintenance. If that's all you need, you don't need a scissor jack or a motorcycle lift (Pit Bull or other).
(Message edited by vtwinster on August 31, 2006)
|Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 09:50 pm: ||
Great idea! Had to change the front tire and the drive belt and this worked like a charm.
It also saved me $130 for a stand and the labor required for the install!