What Kinda Bike Is That?
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Trying to figure out how to lift the rear of my new Glee to install lowering links without a center stand.
Can anyone object to the following ideas?
1. Lock and chock the front wheel
2. Place a hydraulic jack with 3/4" spacer under the two frame lobes located between the kickstand and exhaust
3. Remove seat for step #4
4. Rig a lifting strap around the two top sub-frame pieces near the helmet hooks (under seat)
5. Jack up the rear of the bike and use the lifting strap and a chain fall to help support/stabilize the rear
6. Install the new links
7. Lower the bike and enjoy it some more!
That will work. It would be nice if you had an extra pair of hands to help guard against a "tip over". It can get dicey up on a jack, with only you to operate the jack.......and to catch the bike.
But, I have done it myself, so I can say that it can be done.
I started with lifting points towards the rear of the bike, but moved them forward for better stability, once I got rolling into the project.
I added two ratcheting straps near the front of the bike, to add more stability.
2007 DL-650 (I gave away in 2012 with 111,000 + miles)
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