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post #21 of 40 Old 08-19-2018, 06:48 PM
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Yeah I get that now. Sometimes your authorized Suzuki dealer is not worth a s#it so you have to figure out what to do yourself.
I'm all for making it happen at home if possible. Car jacks and wood worked before, now it looks like some Gymnastics are going to be
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The easiest, cheapest, and handiest way to go is centerstand and bottle jack under the engine,( or weight on the rear), for the front.

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If you have crash bars/engine guards on the strom, then using a pair of heavy duty diesel jack stands (so called because they're almost 3-4' when extended) on the crash bars work.

Alternatively....

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[QUOTE=PerazziMx14;5293555]You have several options.

You can suspend the bike from garage rafters with ratchet straps. Is is a good idea to put a couple 4 x 4's across several of the trusses to help spread the load out. You can then drop four (4) 1/2" eye bolt down below the ceiling level if the ceiling is finished.


That's what i did, i put in a 4x6 and a come-a-long with ratchet straps to keep it level and i love that i can hang it as high as i want, so i can stand or sit with what i want to work on right where i want it,, no more sore back or laying on my head to see something,,

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Check earlier post showing low ceiling height cover in plywood.

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I made one similar in design to the one posted earlier. I don't have a center stand, and this works perfectly.
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One thing that has not been mentioned in this thread is flipping the foot pegs upside down and using common jackstands.

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...I guess actually in doing the front fork upgrades you could pull just one
fork at a time leaving the other side in place (to help hold up the front of the bike) and then repeat
the process on that side when finished. As long as I have enough distance from the floor to remove
the fork from both tree's. So about what 8" to 10" inches of travel or less. Thoughts ?
NOOOOO!!!!

You MUST have all the weight off the front end when pulling forks, or when taking off the fork caps.

Just buy a pair of stands, they make working on the bike much easier.
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NOOOOO!!!!

You MUST have all the weight off the front end when pulling forks, or when taking off the fork caps.

Just buy a pair of stands, they make working on the bike much easier.
Learned this at a young age...the hard way. Had a XL125 as a young teen and thought I'd check the fork fluid. unscrewed the cap and BANG! It came off, zipped past my face with a woosh and left a nice imprint in the plywood ceiling in the garage.

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I'm not so stupid as to pull the fork cap off under any type of load. And no I'm not talking about full bike weight
on one fork leg. Common guys. I have done this before just on a bike with a cradle frame.

And Yes I pulled one fork leg at a time installed the new spring added the correct amount of fluid and put it back together
no issues. 2000 V star 650 Progressive springs and Belray fluid.

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