Front wheel removal.

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13Brads
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Front wheel removal.

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Hello All

At some point I will want to remove the front wheel and I read somewhere that to do this some bodywork has to be removed to enable a jack to be used under the frame.
This sounds like a lot of bother so my question is are there any short cuts to simplify this procedure ?

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Re: Front wheel removal.

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I've done it with the scoot on the centrestand, 10 kilos in the topbox and a big bag of potting compost over the back seat!. I think Mick Bergsma? used a car jack with a block of wood just under the front of the bellypan in one of his youtube videos. You need to leave enough clearance to drop the wheel. A couple of inches as I recall!
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13Brads
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Re: Front wheel removal.

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Thanks Whatsisname, that sounds like a plan to me.

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Re: Front wheel removal.

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Just stick it on side stand, place a piece of wood, a few inches deep, under main stand and bobs your uncle. Unless you’re from from Norfolk and he could be your brother!,
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Re: Front wheel removal.

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Axle stand or block?
Get a helper, scoot on the center stand, push down on the back... wheel out and refit the spindle - rest across axle stand or suitable block...
Garage? ratchet straps from the rafters around the handle bars?
last resort, Something under the belly pan - toolbox with a rag over? spread the load as not to crack any plastic panels...
a few options there...

13Brads
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Re: Front wheel removal.

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Thanks for the tips everyone.

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