Not with the front wheel on in my experience. It would take a cross member and a pair of jacks. A center stand and a single jack won't do it. I have a table lift and open joists but still took off the front wheel. That done, I removed the front forks as a set with brace and fender in place.If the spring is removed and the front jacked up, can the upper tube of the fork leg be slipped down far enough past the lower triple tree to get the gaiter over it?