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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2016, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Lifting the bike

I'd like to lift the bike up so I can remove the rear shock and ideally remove forks and triples as well.

Is there an effective way to lift the bike off the ground? The exhaust is in the way in order for a jack to be used. A triple tree stand won't work because I'd like to remove the triples..

Ideas guys?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2016, 10:14 AM
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Slide a steel rod through the swingarm pivot bolt that is long enough for two Jack stands to be set up (1 per side) to support the bike. Jack it up enough to get the tires off the ground and brace the bike under the forward part of the engine with wood blocks or something similar.

Another method would be ratchet straps over exposed trusses in the garage and lift the bike that way.

Or a combination of the two so the bike can't move or fall.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2016, 10:26 AM
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To install lowering links on my brothers bike I hooked two ratchet straps to the ceiling joist and then to both passenger footpeg brackets. Ratcheted each side a little at a time till the rear tire was off the floor. The front was on a stand for stability. To replace my other brothers forks and triples we put the rear on a stand and put 2X4S between the Jack and oil pan to get the Jack below the exhaust. Granted both were 14s and I am not sure how the exhaust is on a 7 but might give you an idea.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2016, 10:30 AM
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For the rear shock....I just put the bike up on rear swing arm stand. Slide a jack stand under each rear set. Remove the rear shock mounting bolts and slowly lower rear wheel with stand. The rear of the bike will be supported on the Jack stands and the swing arm will move freely making it easy to remove install shock.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2016, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Ok great ideas. I have an exposed truss in the garage that I was going to use. If I use the ram air conduits through the frame to ratchet up the bike, nothing will be bent on the frame in that area?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-30-2016, 03:38 AM
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You could always upgrade your rearsets, then place jack stands under the (fixed) foot pegs. But the bolt through the swing arm pivot works good too.
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I bought a hydraulic jack that they use for steel framed bikes and quads, bulit a motor stand out of 2x4's and fixed it to jack. Lifted my ZX9 easy and was stable as hell. I stripped it down to engine only to get the frame powder coated this year.
I used cardboard to cut out shapes around pipes and what not. worked like a charm. Got my frame back already, in the put together process.

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