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how do I lift bike

As the bike does not have a centre stand does anyone have any trick on getting the back end of the bike in the air. As I would like to get the rear tire off but I really do npt want to buy stand or jacks at this time. I have looked but I can not really find a good place to put a jack

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You could put bolts in the spots for swing arm stands on the rear. Use 2 jack stands. Get a helper. Lean the bike over to one side and slip the jack under the bolt, then lift the bike up high and put a stand under the other bolt.

If you dont have jack stands, just take it to the dealer and have them do it as they change the tire.

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How 'bout this one?

Leave it to the Chinese.....to change a motorcycle wheel while on the move.

Chinese military practice a tire change during a training for a military drill in Taiyuan, Shanxi province July 26, 2009. The drill was held on August 1, to mark the 82nd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army(PLA). Picture taken July 26, 2009.

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This might be a cheap solution:

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How tall must an axle stand extend to to get the V's wheel off the floor?
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How tall must an axle stand extend to to get the V's wheel off the floor?
This can be calculated using the equation:

X = (D/2) + (W/A) + C

Where:

X = How tall axle stand must be to get the V's wheel off the floor
D = Wheel Diameter
W = Tire Section Width
A = Tire Aspect Ratio
C = Desired Clearance

Or you could just use a ruler between the floor & the axle...
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Ah, i should have been clearer. I want to get the rear off by lifting the footpegs so that the swingarm is unloaded.
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Ah, i should have been clearer. I want to get the rear off by lifting the footpegs so that the swingarm is unloaded.
I've been giving this a little thought - it will become evident how little shortly - and I've come to the conclusion that an unemployed Sumo wrestler might be a good solution.

All you would need to buy is a LOT of rice!

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Here is a device I designed several years ago and it works fine as long as you front wheel is secured to something to keep the bike from rolling to the front or the back.

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Or, you could get a Center Stand and lift the bike anywhere, any time!

www.versyscenterstand.com

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I should be putting my Dallasdon center stand on any day now. Snow is mostly melted around here.
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In decreasing order of cost...

Dallasdon center stand
Harbor Freight spool stand
Floor jack with a block of wood under the muffler

I used the latter.

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Look at this thread, it has some ideas for you:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...t=10916&page=2

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