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post #1 of 13 Old 03-22-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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DL650 lifting the front wheel off the floor with Centrestand

Of course you can place a weight on the rear carrier to lift the front wheel off the floor, I prefer to use stands at the front of the bike.

I'll try to describe my method with pictures, I had previously built these stands for my tubular frame Kawasaki ZR-7, so some slight modifications were necessary.

Pic 1/ shows the 50mm (2 inch ) block that goes under the front wheel + the timber stands and the 10mm axle which passes through the lower end of the engine...look for hole, I drilled out the hole to 12mm with the intention of using a larger diameter axle.
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Pic 2/

Axle and stands, showing the cut out on the stand for engine clearance. I filed a half round groove in the stand tops to locate the axle.

At this stage with Suzi on the centrestand, place the 50mm block under the front tyre and then put the stands and axle in position
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Pic 3/ Pic 4/

Close up of stand at the engine + under tyre block in position as well as stands in position
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Front wheel block removed, with 50mm clearance under the tyre, enough to do all your front end wheel, shock absorber and steering maintenance.
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I just shove a jack with a piece of wood under the engine. I'm just tilting the bike not levering the universe.
With my new bash plate it will be more easier.
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I have an eye bolt in the floor. Put the bike on center stand, attach rachet strap to rear rack, and tighten strap to pick up front end.
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Personally I prefer to get a buxom blonde in a topless bikini to sit on the pillion seat......it works a treat for getting the front wheel off the ground.

But then I forget why I was working on the bike in the first place. :biggrinjester:

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Personally I prefer to get a buxom blonde in a topless bikini to sit on the pillion seat......it works a treat for getting the front wheel off the ground.
Same method for me, imagine that! But I usually end up with the eye bolt in the post method, somewhat unfortunately.

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I wedged a scrap of 2x4 between the crashbars and the floor to pull my front forks. This particular scrap was even stained an had a mortise cut in it:

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I put a preventer strap pulling forward on the centerstand to keep it from folding when I'm pulling or pushing on a wrench, and a floor jack under the bash plate.

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