Both Wheels off the Bike


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Both Wheels off the Bike

Postby mcasteel » Fri May 04, 2012 5:29 am



OK, need some reassurance, I am in the process of replacing the tires on my bike, I have removed the rear wheel and am getting ready to remove the front wheel so I can take them down to the bike shop to get replaced. The bike is currently on the rear stand, rear wheel off. Now if I put a jack under the front of the bike to raise the front end so I can get the front end off, how worried should I be that the bike will tip over :?:
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Re: Both Wheels off the Bike

Postby SteveB123 » Fri May 04, 2012 5:41 am

Not at all.....three points of contact!
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Re: Both Wheels off the Bike

Postby mcasteel » Fri May 04, 2012 5:45 am

Thanks for your help my friend. I thought I would be ok but just wanted assurance.
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Re: Both Wheels off the Bike

Postby SteveB123 » Fri May 04, 2012 6:06 am

Of course, you're going to want to be gentle when you're wrenching on things, since you have less mass to stabilize the bike.

What rubber are you putting on?
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Re: Both Wheels off the Bike

Postby mcasteel » Fri May 04, 2012 6:14 am

Avon Venom's per recommendation from this site. Ordered them from Rocky Mountain ATV and recieved them a couple days ago, going to take them to the local Honda shop to get them to mount them and turn the rotors as well. Probably will get a set of brakes since I have everything pulled apart.
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Re: Both Wheels off the Bike

Postby virgilmobile » Fri May 04, 2012 7:19 am

If you can,we also recommend using Dyna Beads instead of lead weights for balancing the tires.

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Re: Both Wheels off the Bike

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 04, 2012 10:42 am

mcasteel wrote:Avon Venom's per recommendation from this site. Ordered them from Rocky Mountain ATV and recieved them a couple days ago, going to take them to the local Honda shop to get them to mount them and turn the rotors as well. Probably will get a set of brakes since I have everything pulled apart.


Is there any reason in particular you're having the rotors turned? It's generally not a good idea to turn motorcycle rotors - and it's fairly uncommon that you'll find anywhere that will actually do them. They are a lot thinner than car rotors, and a harder steel as well. Normal auto lathes will take enough off that it will normally bring the rotor under spec. Normally motorcycle rotors are replaced rather than turned.

If you do want them turned, they should be done on a flywheel facing machine, which will only take the very slightest amount off.

If you just want to smooth grooves out, use a service like http://www.truedisk.net/




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