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Is it possible to lift the front and remove the front wheel for a tire change w/out an official "lift"? The shop gets me for an extra 35 bucks when I take it in for a new front tire. Could the header pipes support the bike via a 2X6 and scissor jack? Suggestions please.
 

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I have heard that the headers will support the weight but I am a little paranoid. I use a couple of bottle jacks to support the front of the bike under the engine case on each side.
 

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Or you could buy the front end stand. I heard the type that lifts from up underneath the triple clamps is excellent for working on your bike, and they don't compress the front suspension at all if you store the bike on it over the winter which might be nice...

For the price of 2 tire changes, you could own that "official lift"...

"Keep yer feet on the pegs and your right hand cranked."
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. I don't go through tires fast enough to justify a lift, I'm gonna try and use the headers, hopefully no horror stories will result;)
 

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Bah, get a ratchet type strap, the type used to secure loads, and lift it up from the triple clamp. If your garage ceiling doesn't have anything to attach the strap to, use a the branch of a tree or something ;)
 

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I see someone lives in the backwoods..[|)]
 
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