Front tire removal


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Goldenroad66
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Front tire removal

Postby Goldenroad66 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:49 pm



I've never had to take off the wheels on my bike but i'm sick of getting charged extra at the dealer to change the tires cause i'm too lazy to take them off. Now that's gonna change :D I know the rear wheel can be removed with the centerstand up but how would I go about propping up the front tire? Also, will basic moto stands work with the GL1000, What do you all recommend?



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Re: Front tire removal

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:48 pm

Goldenroad66 wrote:I've never had to take off the wheels on my bike but i'm sick of getting charged extra at the dealer to change the tires cause i'm too lazy to take them off. Now that's gonna change :D I know the rear wheel can be removed with the centerstand up but how would I go about propping up the front tire? Also, will basic moto stands work with the GL1000, What do you all recommend?


A simple, cheap Harbor Freight lift will do the job:

http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-lb-ca ... 60536.html



However you need to make sure the bike is strapped down to the lift to prevent accidents.


If you're adventurous, you can put the bike on its center stand, remove the rear wheel, then put an automotive trolley jack under the engine case and lift an inch or so, until the front wheel comes off the ground. The bike is not tremendously stable doing this, so be careful.

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Re: Front tire removal

Postby tlbranth » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:04 pm

I just put the bike on the center stand & scissor jack the front of the engine to get the wheel up - no need to remove the rear wheel. You can run a rope from the handlebar to the garage rafters too. Nothing to it.

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Re: Front tire removal

Postby spookytooth » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:36 am

If you're just taking off the front tire you can get it airborne by placing a bag of salt (or anything heavy) on the back of the seat. Once the tire is off the front end will stay up by itself.

However.. after that let the Honda dealer change the tire. Mine wanted to charge me $35 to mount and balance my rear tire which I thought was a rip off. Eight hours later I was singing a different tune.




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