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Old 09-05-2007, 05:36 PM   #1
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how should i support the bike

i need to pull the back tire off to get a new one, and dont have a rearstand, and i dont have a way to move the bike right now, and the tire looses air pretty fast.

what are my opions? i could probally get a wheel chock for the front from my neighbor if his race bike isnt using it. and then pull the rear tire off and with the help of a buddy or 2 lift the back end up and set the swing arm on a bucket?

what are some other jury rigged ways that work
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:41 PM   #2
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  • weight bench and straps.
  • jack stands.
  • cinder blocks w/ wood.

i think that's all that i've done.

i did all this by myself...no need for buddies!
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$146+ for a rear pitbull stand will seem cheap when your bike falls from being held by a bucket. My rear just got a nail in it, and the front needs a new tire too. I need a bar breaker cause the center nut will just not budge.
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
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are those 3 different ways to do it, or did you use it all at once haha.

the jack stands i have look like they would put the bike at too steep of an angle
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:49 PM   #5
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three different methods.

the easiest was the concrete blocks....set one side of the swingarm on the block, and then lean thebike over as you slide the other block in.

but you should just invest in a stand if you have the time. i prefer my pitbulls anyday.

and some of those things were used after i used my stand, but had to remove other parts of the bike (swingarm).
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:49 PM   #6
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$146+ for a rear pitbull stand will seem cheap when your bike falls from being held by a bucket. My rear just got a nail in it, and the front needs a new tire too. I need a bar breaker cause the center nut will just not budge.
ya, but i dont have a truck rigth now since its in the body shop and i dont want to make someone take me to a shop to get a stand, home to remove tire, shop to replace tire, and then back home.
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how you gonna get to the shop then?
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:55 PM   #8
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get my mom to take me if i can get it off. one trip there, one trip back. she cant be running around town with my b/c my sister has to be taken to physical therapy during the day
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:56 PM   #9
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Call Motorcycles Unlimited, they'll take care of ya...even use their own truck to tow it there for 50 or so.
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borrow some stands. last thing you want is for the bike to slip of your setup while removing the wheels. plastics arent cheap.

unless you really dont want to use stands, ive used straps to hold a bike up whiel it was on jack stands. i had two friends helping me in case the bike fell over.
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by the way

[disclaimer]All methods previously mentioned has worked for me. Do not attempt to duplicate my methods, as damage to your motorcycle may very possibly occur, and I will not be held liable.[/disclaimer]
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:14 PM   #12
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[disclaimer]All methods previously mentioned has worked for me. Do not attempt to duplicate my methods, as damage to your motorcycle may very possibly occur, and I will not be held liable.[/disclaimer]
haha ya i just went out to see if i could use any of those ways.. didnt want to risk it!


thats a great service Motorcycles Unlimited offers if they come pick up the bike, but i cant afford to shell out a towing fee due to bike note, car/bike insurance, and credit card bills being due soon
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take off the body work and jack it up on the header, use somthing to support it so the dont fall over, u can also get it all ready to come off, lean the bike to the left on the kickstand and front wheel so the back wheel is off the ground and have a buddy pull the rim real quick and sent the swing arm on a block of wood(done that many times but don't recommend it)
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:38 PM   #14
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ur welcome to use my stand if u like for free, get ahold of carbon r1 he is in cypress and may let u borrow one as well, let me know,Tim
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:47 PM   #15
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awsome, im going to check with my neighbor first and see if his stand uses spools or cradles the swing arm.


is the sub frame strong enough to support the weight of the bike if i used straps and hooked it to the ceiling in my garage, and then once the tire is off throw a piece of pipe through the arm and then re hook it there? only if thats my only option
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I have a Lochhart Phillps swing-arm stand you can borrow or purchase for $35.

I don't have a picture handy, but I can take it to work with me, if you think you can stop by Cyfair FD station 9.
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which station is number 9?
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a i used straps and hooked it to the ceiling in my garage,
did that a few times in the past, works well.

Break the bolts/nuts free while it is on the ground though. Once it is hanging it'll move too easily.
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did that a few times in the past, works well.

Break the bolts/nuts free while it is on the ground though. Once it is hanging it'll move too easily.
gotcha! im going to hold out til tomorrow and either fork up the cash for a new stand, or check out the one listed above for 35bux.
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