1500 front tire removal


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1500 front tire removal

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:09 am



I have read the how to articles. How do you take the front tire off the bike when the valkerye has no center stand?



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Re: 1500 front tire removal

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:50 pm

Cars dont have center stands either but Im sure you figured out how to get the job done.

Bikes dont come with a jack in the trunk so sometimes you gotta supply your own. There are several bike jacks and motorcycle lifts available. Some are better than others but most all will work. Just make sure to support the bike under the frame, not under an oil filter or hoses or plastic body parts.

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Re: 1500 front tire removal

Postby ram11397 » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:37 pm

i use a motorcycle jack it works great for both front and rear wheel removal.

Rick
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Re: 1500 front tire removal

Postby minimac » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:34 pm

bntyhntr6975 wrote:Cars dont have center stands either but Im sure you figured out how to get the job done.


That's a great line. Thanks for the laugh!

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Re: 1500 front tire removal

Postby spiralout » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:04 pm

minimac wrote:
bntyhntr6975 wrote:Cars dont have center stands either but Im sure you figured out how to get the job done.


That's a great line. Thanks for the laugh!

Yep, good one. :lol:

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Re: 1500 front tire removal

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:58 am

Good line but I do not have a jack or a place to store one, that is why I asked the question.

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Re: 1500 front tire removal

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:15 am

Most people will use a scissor jack, with a short (12") piece of 1" x 2" strapping palced between the jack and the bottom of the engine, behind the oil filter.





Use a pair of wooden blocks/4x4s to place under the engine further back to help stabilize the bike

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Re: 1500 front tire removal

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:11 pm

Thank You Dusty. I can handle that.

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Re: 1500 front tire removal

Postby newday777 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:57 am

Wilcoy02 wrote:Thank You Dusty. I can handle that.

Careful. Dusty shows his GL1500 on center stand not a Vaulkrie without a center stand.
Safest way is a bike jack or pay, or find someone with a jack.




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