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Offline ColinXCX

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Swingarm removal
« on: June 13, 2019, 09:04:53 PM »
I want to remove my swingarm to lube the bearings, the problem I have is not having a centre stand. My Tiger is a low version so a centre stand is a no go, I have an abba stand but that goes where the pivot is. Anyone have any ideas that will lift the back of the bike safely. Thanks....

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Re: Swingarm removal
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 09:37:04 PM »
A mixture of a trolley jack & block of wood under the frame, as far back as poss, and a ratchet strap to a decent hook in the garage roof.

On bikes with solid footpegs, not folding, I put an axle stand under each footpeg as well.
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Re: Swingarm removal
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 09:20:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by CB250G5 [+]
A mixture of a trolley jack & block of wood under the frame, as far back as poss, and a ratchet strap to a decent hook in the garage roof.

On bikes with solid footpegs, not folding, I put an axle stand under each footpeg as well.

You can still use axel stands on folding if you rotate your stands 90 degrees so that one of the axel stand "arms" is under the fixed portion of the foot rest.
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Re: Swingarm removal
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 12:43:24 PM »



How about this bike lift ? I had it for my previous bike a triumph america. The platform size is 38cm x23cm the minimum height is 8.5cm and max height 34cm. Lifts up to 500kg. Used to position it were the centre stand would have been if fitted. I was going to put it on ebay for 25 + postage.

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Re: Swingarm removal
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 03:15:33 PM »
That is perfect, I have used one of them on my VN1500. MY TIGER has a centre stand so no problem
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Re: Swingarm removal
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2019, 03:16:30 PM »
I can borrow one of those flat bed jacks, looking at the bike it looks like the only place it could go is under the engine bash plate/guard. Would that be strong enough to support the weight of the bike?. Either that or I would have to McGuiver something that could go on the centre stand mounting holes.
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Re: Swingarm removal
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 09:50:22 PM »
Engine sump guard is definitely strong enough. I have used the same jack.

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Re: Swingarm removal
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2019, 09:54:04 PM »
Thanks skinneroo, I wanted confirmation from someone who has done it.

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Re: Swingarm removal
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2019, 10:42:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by CB250G5 [+]


On bikes with solid footpegs, not folding, I put an axle stand under each footpeg as well.
Remove footpegs, turn them upside down, refit  :005:

 


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