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Best way to raise front end?

I want to raise the front end of the bike so I can check my steering head bearings and to also remove the forks to change the oil. I have a rear stand that mounts on the swingarm spools, but looking at the engine I canít seem to find a solid place to jack up the engine to get the front end safely off the ground. Does anyone have a way that has worked for them?
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In the past I've used an engine lift & nylon strap to lift the bike by an upper frame member
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You can get a front stand and get an adapter for it to lift the bike from the head.

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I did this to take my rear wheel off before i had a rear stand but do the same thing to take the front wheel off.
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I think I will use jack stands under the case guards when it comes time to raise the front of the bike.
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I'm another 'rope over the rafters' man when it comes to working on front forks etc.

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I took another look at the roof structure of the garden shed my bike spends the winter in. I think there may be a way to sling some tie-downs through the supports and become another "rope over the rafters" man.

thanks for the tips.
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