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post #1 of 24 Old 05-27-2017, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Remove Front Wheel with center stand

I did this four years ago but can't remember(getting old, sigh)if I was able to get the front end high enough to remove the front wheel without having to take off the fender

By having the "Wee" on the center stand and adding weight to the rear top box.

1) Will this work?
2) Best location on the bike to tie off ratchet straps to ceiling eye bolt as a precaution?
3) I also have a floor jack but the exhaust is in the way, any easier way or center stand is fine

and yes, will loosen all bolts prior to lifting
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post #2 of 24 Old 05-27-2017, 09:56 PM
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That will work. I tied the handlebar to the ceiling joist from a point between the bar clamps. Also tie the center stand to the front of the bike so it can't fold up.
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That's the way I do it. Last time, I didn't even bother with a tether to the joists in the garage, just added a few more bags of fertilizer to the rear seat and top case.
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That's the way I do it. Last time, I didn't even bother with a tether to the joists in the garage, just added a few more bags of fertilizer to the rear seat and top case.
I loosened everything in the front and then loaded the top case with 5 gallon bottles of water till the front lifted. I also remove one of the front brake calipers, makes it easier to install the wheel than trying to get both rotors aligned with the brake pads.

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I didn't load the top box when I did stuff like this; I put a couple heavy toolboxes on the ground on each side of the rear tire. Then I attached a ratchet strap to the handle of each toolbox. The other end of the straps attached to the support arms on my pannier racks (you could use the passenger grab rails too). Then I just cranked on the ratchet straps to pull the rear of the bike down towards the floor, and raised the front wheel. You don't have to stack a ton of weight on your rear rack, and the ratchet straps make it more controllable. Plus, since it keeps the counterweight down low, it makes the bike more stable when you're working on it.

I have two tool boxes that probably weigh anywhere from 30 to 40 pounds; that was plenty to get the bike securely winched down. If you don't have tool boxes like that, I bet a couple drywall buckets full of water would do the trick. I use the same method to remove the front tire on my Super Tenere; in fact, I used it recently when I removed the front forks and steering head.

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At least one of the front brake calipers has to come off to remove the front wheel. There isn't room for the tire between the two.

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Worked perfectly, thanks.

Tying off the center stand was a great recommendation. Couple of buckets of some left over construction material

The ratchet straps were extra protection but probably could have been used alone, large eye bolt into a 2 x4 on it's side, spread over several joists,

One caliper removed, Front wheel came off easily, cleaned calipers, pads,rotors, greased pins etc.

Changed front wheel. The motion pro bead breaker worked well, once you get the hang off it.

Changed brake fluid, the speed bleeders worked flawlessly, just had to be careful not to pump down the reservior too quickly
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"Also tie the center stand to the front of the bike so it can't fold up."

Fauntleroy, that is the MOST substantial tie up strap I've ever seen! I've used dental floss in the past but see I need top upgrade to kitchen twine.

Used to run a strap around the exhaust cross over pipe on the BMW's.
I use a floor jack under the skid plate.
It's really simple but takes loosening a few bolts and tie up the calipers with bungee cords to hang them out of the way.
When I take both tires in for a swap I put the axle back in the front and lower it down to a sturdy box.
I've had a bike fall off the center stand before with no wheels. PITA to pick up again.

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I wish I had a picture of my BMW R90S sitting on its oil pan. The stories you hear about superhuman strength becoming available in panic situations are true. It's still hard for me to believe I picked that bike up off the floor and got it back on the center stand. If I had done the same thing on a couple of other R75s I was charged with maintaining, their longer front fenders would have been destroyed. It's also lucky the sump was flat with nothing below it.




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I dumped the '76 R75/6. I used a chain hoist hung from the rafters to get it back up.
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