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Old 08-27-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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Front Motorcycle stand anyone?

Just wondering if anyone has a front stand that I might be able to use over the next couple of days. Preferably on the north side so that I don't have to drive too far to pick it up and bring it back.

I have some new forks coming in tomorrow and will be pulling the old ones off and putting on the new ones before Monday, which is when I am taking the bike to the track.

The only problem that I will be running into is keeping the front end suspended in air while I pull the wheel and the forks. I am currently trying to figure out a way just in case, but if someone does have one that would help out a lot.

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Old 08-28-2008, 06:25 AM   #2
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If you don't come up with anything soon hit me up with a PM for my number. We can use the skyhook at my shop if worse comes to worse.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:30 AM   #3
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i have one you may use, but i'm on the south side. i'm sure you'll find one closer, but in case you don't, i'll meet you halfway. Let me know. . .
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use a jack....especially if it is short term and won't be sitting....this is what Bean and I did when we replaced his front end a couple of months back.

Remove the side and lower fairings, set the bike on a rearstand (presuming you have one) and jack up from under the headers (I suggest a board of some sort between the jack and header pipe). Make sure to be stable and loosen (at least break loose) those bolts that you don't wanna have to torque down on while it''s suspended in the air. Good luck.
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Thanks for all the help and suggestions so far, I will let one of you know if I need anything. And as far as it being short ther, I dont PLAN on it taking to long. But we all know how projects can have unexpected problems. Only thing I am waiting on right now is Mr. UPS to arrive with my package. If it isn't to late, I think I can get done today. But if they arrive later in the evening then it may run into sometime Saturday, as I have a few errands to run tomorrow, and not sure how much time I will be able to mess with it.

How she sits right now just waiting. I moved her from the garage last night to the house to have some better lighting while I took her apart.

Front Motorcycle stand anyone?
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you removing the triple trees as well or just the fork tubes?
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you removing the triple trees as well or just the fork tubes?
Just the fork tubes.
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Just the fork tubes.
yeah, I'd just suggest cracking the axle nut bolt loose, the brake caliper mounting bolts can come off before you jack it up (I think they need to come off to get the wheel off and make sure not to strip them), and crack the bolts on the upper and lower triples (remember, crack them while the bike is down, not remove them) and you'll be good to go. It would be nice if you had a front stand I know, but when time is on the line, this is another option.
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