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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-07-2017, 11:55 AM
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i like simplicity and yours appears the easiest. do you use the little nubby under the oil filter as the precise point of lift, or is there a better spot?
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There is a flat spot just behind the oil filter (2015) and I use a rubber pad on top of the bottle jack. With the side stand it three points the bike (rear tire, side stand, and the jack). It only takes a little bit to get the front tire off the ground. On a good flat, solid surface it works fine. Not sure about gravel or any slope though.
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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so many have taken the time to help and i reaaly appreciate it. duffy, thanks for the heads up about bottle jack placement. i'll use tie downs on the rear of the bike and your bottle jack method. i'll take pictures and post as soon i i can.
thanks again to everyone.
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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 10:33 AM
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Onewizard......I got the impression that you were using the rear prop (piece of wood or an old crutch like Eddie) on the front also. I'm looking for something to raise the front if I have a flat while traveling. If you use that on the front, where do you use it.

Perhaps I got the wrong impression in my reading............it happens.
My prop stand works on both the front and rear, if you follow the link to how to thread, you will see a 1/2 inch stainless bolt by 3.5 inches long, with a stainless fender washer welded on it. The washer takes the place of the spool/ bobbin, the bolt is a exact fit into the right side of the front axle, with about .003 " clearance on each side ( total of .006 to .010 clearance, depending on the bolt manufacturer)
If you have a flat and want to take the front wheel off you are SOL with my prop stand.It is meant for on the bike repairs only!

I carry a tire plunger kit and compressor with me, a lot cheaper than paying for a tow, especially if you have no cell phone coverage, am I going to do 130 KM/HR after, NO , I will keep it just under that. OK this requires some common sense, I admit to doing my rear Michelin and putting on 1000 KM, went on a gravel road and the plug was pushed into the tire, lesson learned, yes that was when I was only 65, man learned a lot in 2 years, growing up to 67. Hindsight should have had some rubber glue with me, well reality is plugging is strictly to get out of trouble, first chance you should either patch the tire from the inside or replace it, on the front it is replacement only. This information is strictly my view and I don't recommend either way what you should do!

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My Prop Stand

I guess I am going to need to take a picture of the front and post it.http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...onewizard.html here you go , a prop stand that works for both front & rear , and works for anyone that can lift 30 Lbs.See my last post of that thread!

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