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how to keep the front off the ground to work

need to do fork seals on my gen one and wondering how you guys lift the fron to do the fork seals.

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Hang straps from the ceiling in the garage while the rear sits on a rear stand. Loops straps under the triple tree.
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thats what i was thinking but wanted to make sure
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I just take my front wheel loose with the back on a rear stand and use a jack and wood under the header to keep the front end up. Not the safest but it's what I do


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Without a doubt a triple clamp lift is by far the best and easiest way, I have however in the past used strong ratchet straps to accomplish removal of front and rear parts. I put the bike on front and rear stands, use a floor jack under the exhaust just as a backup (little to no pressure actually applied to the bike), hang the straps at a good angle so the bike is evenly supported. The jack will help absorb some of the weight and help keep the bike stable along with the straps. For my Honda i had to trim up some wood block to shim under the exhaust to keep it level. I bought a proper lift after doing this a couple of times, but in a pinch, if you are careful it can work ok.

The pic is of the rear so I could remove my swing arm, but same rules apply for the front. Again I dont necessarily advise this, but sometimes ya have to do what you have to do.

P.S. sorry about the huge pic, dont feel like editing at the moment.


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Car engine lift and a strap and rear stand
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thanks guys. now just need to get the balls to do the fork seals
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Of course there is always option B.......remove everything off the bike to achieve balance, and pull the forks with the frame (just a little extra work)




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i just take my front wheel loose with the back on a rear stand and use a jack and wood under the header to keep the front end up. Not the safest but it's what i do


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