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Bike standing without wheels?

Post  TomCom on Sat Feb 04 2017, 17:21

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I want to take wheels off and clean them and paint them, what to do with bike? how to make it standing without wheels? i have back stand and the front one but front one wont work without wheel and nuts, i think.
please advice.
Thx for all advices Smile

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Re: Bike standing without wheels?

Post  The White One on Sun Feb 05 2017, 14:58

You need a front yoke/headstock stand, it's a two piece front stand.
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Post  weasley on Sun Feb 05 2017, 18:52

I have had some success putting an axle stand under each fork leg.
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Post  The White One on Sun Feb 05 2017, 19:27

How long do you want the wheels off for? If it's out the wind and somewhere where it will not be bumped or knocked it should be fine but if any of the above are present them it will.not.be long before it is no longer on those Axel stands.
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Post  TomCom on Sun Feb 05 2017, 19:30

i didnt need to do that for years and i dont want to do that later, so stand is not really good idea for my when i try to get it all sorted "cheap"
i think i will take all fairing off and just put bike on the side.
I want to take wheel off for around 4-5 days need to clean wheel paint it and then put it back on
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Post  The White One on Sun Feb 05 2017, 19:56

Do you mean lay the bike down on its side? If so that is not a good idea. You will fill the cylinders with oil. If you don't want to invest in a headstock stand then at least a ratchet strap or two to ratchet the sides to something solid so it can't tip off the Axel stands
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Post  bobh on Sun Feb 05 2017, 23:13

For the front end I just have a normal front paddock stand - the type with pins that go under the bottom of the fork legs. When I take my front wheel out I always refit the axle immediately and put a screw jack underneath in case the forks get dislodged from the stand.

I also have an Abba stand, which I got when I did the swing arm bearings on the 'Cat. I don't use it very often as it's more trouble to use than normal paddock stands, but it's more stable if the bike is going to be without a wheel for any length of time. But even on the Abba, if the front wheel is out I would still prop the front up as a precaution.

And, as a general rule, I wouldn't take both wheels out at the same time.
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Re: Bike standing without wheels?

Post  TomCom on Tue Feb 07 2017, 21:48

abba stand look perfect, just cant spend money to get one. i will try to get i on with paddock stand, as putting bike on side is not good Smile
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Post  Wooster on Tue Feb 07 2017, 23:08

Rear paddock stand and one axle stand should do the trick.
When you take the front off, fit the axle back in and rest it on the axle stand. (The rear will be left on the paddock stand, obviously)
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