Best way to support bike with no wheels

Best way to support bike with no wheels
  1. need to get new tires on and have to remove the front and real wheels… whats the best way to support the bike (r1100gs)??

    i’ve got the rear wheel off… and i have a scissor jack under the muffler/cat with the bike on the centerstand but haven’t take the front wheel off yet.

    any suggestions? best way to support bike with no wheels

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    jim

  2. i put mine on centre stand take back wheel off put blocks (wood preferably, so not to scratch – though i will get hassle for saying that) under front of engine tray till it rises a inch or 2 take front off and make sure it isn’t a windy day.

  3. i often work alone. and getting the blocks under the motor or crash bar in my case can be a pain. i put mine on the centerstand and then use my old jeeps bottle jack with a short handle to lift the front. if i am just doing a tire i use the jack. if its going to be there a while like today i put jack stands under teh crash bars. this is all being done on a harbor freight lift. so the bike is also strapped for saftey. tomorrow i will be doing fork seals. i will take a picture of the set up if you want.

  4. do one tire at a time?

    hang front end from an engine hoist? best way to support bike with no wheels

    not sure i’d want to jack it up by the exhaust personally. removing the headers/cat takes like 90 seconds or 5 minutes if you factor in the time it takes to walk to the fridge and retrieve a beverage first.

  5. island808 we are 100% snafu

    joined:
    sep 19, 2009
    oddometer:
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    big fan of the engine hoist. ratchet straps to ceiling can also work.

  6. i’m lucky in that i have a table lift w/ a rear drop. thus, the rear wheel is simple: put bike on the center stand, remove lugs, remove wheel, change tire, replace.

    for the front wheel… with the bike on the center stand, i can go one of 2 ways:

    1) scissor jack under the skid plate to raise the front an inch or 2, or…

    2) apply tie-downs to the rear of the bike, and ratchet it down until the front wheel is off of the ground.

  7. sturdy tree, rafters, 5th wheel hitch, really tall strong dude…. any will work with ratchet straps suitable for holding the weight….

    best way to support bike with no wheels

  8. i just take a couple of tie down straps and pull the rear down to the center stand a couple of inches.

  9. thanks folks!

    the jack under the cat is “just in case” someone comes in and leans on the back of the bike… :huh

    think i’ll move the jack around to the front and just lock the garage to keep the kids out while i run out and do the tires…

    thanks!
    jim

  10. put the gs on the center stand. remove rear wheel. remove front wheel. allow bike to rest on final drive/swing arm. if you’re worried about scratching it, put some napkins or card board underneath. this is how i did it when i got my wheel balanced for free at cycle gear.

  11. i used to tie the centerstand to the crossover pipe, prop the rear with wood blocks & do the same for the front, then drive the 40+ miles to the shop to have them changed.

    after a few times of that i started levering them on/off myself. it’s way simpler than i thought it would be. ymmv

  12. bill-66 the end of the republic is upon us… supporter


    the bike would “rest” on the forks..the motor or :heavy part” is in front of center stand..you can make it go ass down with some weight on the rear..but to get it down to the brake disc would take some work..and require cutting off the the part of the center stand you step on..??? or risk folding the stand back up..:huh

    as to the op

    just put a damn jack under the skid plate..honestly, if you can’t get this far on your own..changing tires may be outta your pay grade..no harm in not knowing..but not worth killing yourself for either..

  13. lycan1,

    that is a nice fz1.

    thecrumb,

    put something under the cat to spread the load

  14. just did this yesterday on my 05 gs12.first strap the centerstand to the bash plate.remove rear wheel.i loosened the front axle and removed the brakes,then pu a floor jack under the pan.raise front wheel about an inch.remove front wheel.reinstall axle and set jackstand under it.put on new tires and reverse process.ed

  15. best way to support bike with no wheels straps to garage door opener mounted to ceiling, hooked to handlebars.

  16. i’ve done this a lot. i strap the centerstand to the crossover pipe, just in case. i first weight the rear to get the front end off the ground, and pull the front wheel. i then re-insert the front axle and rest the front end on a jack stand. then i use a strap to secure the rear of the bike to the rafters in the garage to keep the weight forward on the jack stand , and remove the rear wheel. easy.

  17. jack stand under front axle is excellent idea! best way to support bike with no wheels

  18. island808 we are 100% snafu

    joined:
    sep 19, 2009
    oddometer:
    423

    supporting the front fork with a stand is right in the manual.

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