Tell me what's wrong with my plan to remove both wheels
I have a SWM centerstand. I've read a bunch of threads about suspending from ladders and rafters; no such luck here.
Put bike on centerstand
remove ABS sensor, brake calipers, pinch nuts, axle
Once I remove the axle from the front wheel, with less weight up front, the bike should pivot backwards.
If it needs help, I can have a helper push down on the rear rack to get enough weight off the front end to pull the wheel out from under the fender.
If the bike still wants to tip forward, place a sturdy stool under the front fork. (tell me the centerstand won't fold up when I do this...)
What happens when I remove the rear wheel? Will it tip forward? will this make the centerstand collapse? Can I use a jack under my skidplate to support the small amount of frontward weight (hopefully not more than 30-40lbs?)
Is this all a horrible idea?
I just spent 5 hours hacking off a massively overtightened oil filter, so I'm hoping this won't be another miserable misadventure... advice from y'all would be appreciated.
Either that or I'll just pay the $30 per wheel the shop wants to remove the wheels for me, but I'd rather save $60 on my tire swap; mount/balance is free with tire purchase, wheel removal is not.
Last edited by rconti; 05-24-2011 at 01:45 PM.