Hey friends, As many of you know I've been asking about lifts and stands, as well as gearing changes on the Vstrom.
So I have a question for those who do their own service work or have seen how it's done in the shops. So here it goes.
The Vstrom has a different type frame than most of the bikes I've ever had. A cradle or perimeter frame has rails that
run down both sides and the engines sets IN the frame. And they can be braced and lifted from underneath with a jack.
I picture having this problem weather it's on the garage floor or on a motorcycle lift . So with the Vstrom you have just
the engine hanging from the frame as a stressed member as well as the exhaust pipes and not much if any Flat surface
to support it while lets say doing : Wheel removal front or rear, Fork spring upgrades which involve removing the entire
front end. I know a center stand would help but what if you don't have one on your bike? How do you brace and support the bike
so you can safely do this work ? Wheel chokes on a motorcycle lift are to be used to hold the bike when the wheels are on.
So what about when the wheels need to come off.... One at a time....
I know there are some really smart people on this forum that can shed some light on how this is done on a Vstrom.
After all preparation is knowing what you need to do before the work begins.