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Talber8

What method have you guys used to support the bIke when taking off shock? (And rearsets)

 

I can't find a stable way to do this with Yosh exhaust on.  Even then putting. Locks of wood under the engine seems a little shoddy

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DewMan

Did a search from the search box and came up with these:

 

Both of these list methods for supporting the bike. Other threads list other methods including strapping the bike to exposed rafters in an open ceiling garage.

 

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stickshift

I put a steel bar through the rear peg brackets and used ratchet straps to lift from rafters. Worked well.

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Talber8

I was looking for something more stable, ground based.  The rearsets plates are coming off too

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mecmar44

I set my bike up on the rear stand and then ran a piece of tubing through the brackets for the rear pegs and used a couple of jack stands on either side to support the bike.  

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sorkyah
36 minutes ago, mecmar44 said:

I set my bike up on the rear stand and then ran a piece of tubing through the brackets for the rear pegs and used a couple of jack stands on either side to support the bike.  

this method will be the most stable, 
using a jack under the oil pan with a plank  will help lining up bolt holes 

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rick

I'll loosened the tight stuff 1st while it's on the ground and then used a chain hoist w/tow strap to do the heavy lifting and then a small scissors jack underneath the motor to support some of the weight. The wheel chock stand holds the bike upright w/o anything else. . 

 

 

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zooman72
13 hours ago, stickshift said:

I put a steel bar through the rear peg brackets and used ratchet straps to lift from rafters. Worked well.

I too used this method, except for substituting an A-frame ladder to secure the straps to - the only problem was minor scratching of the rear brackets even though I wrapped the bar (from my large floor jack) in rags.

 

If I do it again, I will take the seat off and run the hanging straps from the underseat frame.

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Beemer

I think you can rent this tool for like $200 an hour.

 

 

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r1limited

I lift it with my right arm, chew the axle off kick the swing arm off, the using my left foot I pull the shock off

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Beemer
5 hours ago, r1limited said:

I lift it with my right arm, chew the axle off kick the swing arm off, the using my left foot I pull the shock off

 

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