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Okay, this may be a completely stupid idea.
But...

I need to remove my front wheel to fit my new speedo cable.
I don't have a paddock stand for the front...

If I had an almost empty fuel tank (or removed it alltogether...)
Can I lie the bike down on it's side, carefully... On something soft...
Would it harm it in any way???

The other alternative...
Is to turn the foot pegs upside down, lift the bike up (from the rear with paddock stand).
Put bricks (or similar) under them, and then apply weight to the rear (after removing the paddock stand) so that the front wheel pivots off the ground.

I am aware that these are all very precarious ideas, that could go very very wrong.
But in a perfect world.. Would they 'work' ?

What other alternatives are there for lifting the front wheel up?
 

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you can lie it down but do be careful with the rear brake/gear pedal, iv droped my bike on its side, and it never did any damage with the crash bungs iv got, if your careful im sure you could pull it off :) alternatively its the pegs idea but make sure it wouldnt fall, last thing you want.

i know lots of people will be like bad idea, but you take the tank off and youll be okay, and when youve got the bike stood back up again let the oil drain back into the sump for a bit to make sure you havent filled one side off your engine with oil lol, might want to plug the radiator over flow too, stop that from leaking :)
 

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That's the main thing I am worried about...
Stuff leaking or coming out where it shouldn't :p
 

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when you next due an oil change...

could do it then, coolant wont leak if you plug it and take the tank of petrol off and youll be fine :)
im sure you would be fine with the oil in there, carnt go anywhere it shouldnt, but if your worried just drain it out :p
 

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Hmmm... I suppose.
Not hugely worried...

Just checking :)
 

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iv done something similar in the past when opening the generator side of the engine i had it lent very low on blocks of wood at all the strong points and it was fine :)
 

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Put the rear on the paddock stand then lift the front wheel up with your hands, it's not heavy, then put something under the forks.
 

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thats crazy, the bike would still be rather heavy, nearly all the weight of the bike would still need to be lifted, specially from the fork end. and with a rear paddock stand moving the bike round probably not the best idea, if the bikes already on the floor lying down got no worries of it falling over or off a stand :) alternatively if youve got £100, these ABBA stands iv been taking about with d-r125 would be useful, i might buy one soon as its much safer and easier than the normal stands :)
 

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someone :phone:


Yes ABBA stand 100% boys. Its a £100 investment for a product that will last you a lifetime! For all your bikes!
 

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you can use my one but im not riding with on the a33
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
HAHAHAHA>
Tow it :p

I rode home with a Paddock stand before... I did about 10 miles.
Was FINE :D

Although, don't most front paddock stands require bobbins?
Those that don't... how would I get the front wheel off with it?
 

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Fisher said:
HAHAHAHA>
Tow it :p

I rode home with a Paddock stand before... I did about 10 miles.
Was FINE :D

Although, don't most front paddock stands require bobbins?
Those that don't... how would I get the front wheel off with it?
If you wanna use my one I don't have bobbins on the front it works fine
 

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I think Azz is right as far as oil is concerned, we'd need a confirmation from the B-man that oil won't find its way up past the piston rings and into the cylinder, as that could get a little messy when you come to start her again.
I say convince BB to ride with that stand ;)
 

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Killachipmunk said:
I think Azz is right as far as oil is concerned, we'd need a confirmation from the B-man that oil won't find its way up past the piston rings and into the cylinder, as that could get a little messy when you come to start her again.
I say convince BB to ride with that stand ;)
Me riding with that stand never try it before not sure about that
Riding with the stand going to me popping wheelie lol
 

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Huh?


Either way...
I;ve ridden with a stand before. It's fine :p
 
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