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Old 09-01-2010, 09:16 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by JonEric0430 View Post
Put a jack under the exhaust mid pipe

Originally Posted by JonEric0430 View Post
Put the jack under the exhaust then tie the rear pegs to the garage rail for balance. The garage should have about 2 ft left on the rails with the door all the way open.

fail + fail
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:56 AM   #22
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If you still have your swing arm on the bike... I put a wooded stick through the swing arm just like the axel, then jack stands on outside to hold it up.

Not sure what to tell you on the front but to just remove the wheel (lift with floor jack, tilt on the side stand) remove. then I just rest the forks on the ground on a matting of some sort. not the best idea but works in a pinch.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:58 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by po-po 5.0 View Post

fail + fail
I have changed out a couple of swing arms this way with no issues. The front was supported with a pit bull stand under the forks, had the jack under the mid pipe to hold the rear up, tied it off to the garage rails to keep her balanced. She stood up like a champ.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:05 PM   #24
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Ok so I'm getting ready to have the wheels and swingarm pc'd by Tim, but lost as to how to hold up the bike after I pull the swing arm off. Need some input on what to do
hey bro i just bought the tool to remove the bearings out the wheels and swingarm, its too sweet, i was done in less than 30 minutes.. If you need help with yours just holla, I got the kit at harbor freight for 40.. I feel accomplished today,cuz from what i read most people damaged theirs gettin em out and had to buy new ones....
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