Missing center stand rear tire removal


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Beetleman
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Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby Beetleman » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:00 pm



Hi guys thanks for having me, just joined last week.
I have a 1978 gl1000 with a gl1100 motor. My center stand tube has a big crack on both sides and the center stand it self has been removed. The center stand fix is going to be a project for this winter. My problem right now is that I need to replace my rear tire and I can't get my rear tire off the ground with out the center stand.
I've seen some people use 2x4s stacked in a row and then put an upright 2x4 on the side for leverage and roll the 2x4s upright and lift the bike up . This seems like a really good idea but my problem is that my exhaust runs below my frame rails where the 2x4 "jack" would go. Can I do this and put the weight of the bike on my exhaust. Is there a better way of removing my rear tire with out a center stand.


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Re: Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:07 pm

Build a timber box frame to sit under your motor - then put a floor jack under the bike with the frame on top - then slowly jack it up.

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Re: Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby dingdong » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:36 am

Not sure if something like this would work on your gl1000 but have a look.

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Re: Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby Beetleman » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:57 am

I like the stacked 2x4 idea, I even thought of putting eye bolts on the ends of the 2x4s so I could stop it down if I wanted to get ruffels with it. On my bike the exhaust runs below the frame( aftermarket exhaust? Maybe the difference with the gl1100 in a gl1000 frame). Will the exhaust support the weight of the bike? Maybe I need to remove the exhaust first, seems like alot of extra work.
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Re: Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby Beetleman » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:54 pm

Do they make a paddock stand for a shaft drive goldwing.
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Re: Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby keithg64 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:20 pm

The exhaust will not support the bike.
Use a motorcycle jack and make a 2x4 frame to mount along bike frame.

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Re: Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby Beetleman » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:09 pm

I think that's what I need to do, they have those kind of jacks at harbor freight for around $100.
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Re: Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby Beetleman » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:10 pm

Thanks for your responses
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Re: Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby wellman » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:19 pm

Beetleman,
The m/c lifts at Harbor Freight are not expensive and work well. Look on their website and you can usually find a digital coupon for 20% off one item. Puts cost of lift around $75. Well worth the money and you won't regret it. Some ratchet straps would be a good addition, need to strap down to secure. There is a nice article on this site about m/c lifts and tying down. As another reply noted, you can't lift on the exhaust pictured in your post. Here is my GL1500SE last week as I was finishing up a few things: Universal joint and boot replacement, front and rear tires, headlights, general inspection, etc.
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Re: Missing center stand rear tire removal

Postby Beetleman » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:30 pm

That's a very impressive setup! I get those coupon texts all the time for 20% off. At some point the money I'm saving at harbor freight is going to bankrupt me. I wish I could win a $500 gift card from there.


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