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How do I remove the wheels?

I'm receiving my black 2007 Versys next week. The wheels are silver and I want to have them painted black like a europeen version I saw. How can you remove the wheels without a center stand?? Any help is welcome.
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I would think that u would need a front and rear sport bike stand..so u can remove the wheels..u plan on painting them yourself or taking them to a shop?
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I would think that u would need a front and rear sport bike stand..so u can remove the wheels..u plan on painting them yourself or taking them to a shop?
I would probably sand them down and then bring them to a shop to have it professionaly painted.

Here's what I want it to look like:
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Kawa007,

You can use an old plastic milk crate or get something similar at Wal-mart that will support your bike. What I would do is once you get either of those crates do it on the grass where you can use stakes to stake it down with rope or ties which will keep the bike stable.

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I've got a Passion Red Versys and want to do the same thing!

Still unsure on procedure of how to get the wheels off. I know how to stand it up , but noone gave a good answer on how to remove them from the bike.... Any certain order recommended?

I'm going to scuff them up really well and spray with Black Duplicolor Metallic Wheel Paint for Aluminum Wheels. I've used it before on my Jeep Rubicon and they came out great!
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WillieFlo,

Here is the info you requested.....Hope this helps!
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File Type: pdf How to Remove a Front Wheel.pdf (339.1 KB, 148 views)
File Type: pdf How To Remove a Rear Wheel.pdf (565.1 KB, 109 views)

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Easy.
Put a house-brick under the side stand. Flat down on the floor about 8cm thick. You need an assistant to hold the bike as it is now leaning away from the side stand at quite an angle. Put a pad of rag in the cup of a car-tyre trolley hydraulic jack. Put this under the mounting for the footrest on the RHSide. Jack it up. Both wheels come off the ground but it is not quite balanced, front down. It is very solid and stable. Cut a long piece of wood to wedge under the steering head to the floor to allow front wheel off at same time as reer wheel.
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I've got a Passion Red Versys and want to do the same thing!

Still unsure on procedure of how to get the wheels off. I know how to stand it up , but noone gave a good answer on how to remove them from the bike.... Any certain order recommended?

I'm going to scuff them up really well and spray with Black Duplicolor Metallic Wheel Paint for Aluminum Wheels. I've used it before on my Jeep Rubicon and they came out great!
hey willieflo...did u prime the wheels before u painted them?
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