Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Stuart, Florida. Sailfish Capitol of the World!
The weight on the front is the same as it is right now, except for the weight of the front wheel. Now once you remove the mass of the rear wheel, that is going to change.
I really like Steve's advice about securing the center stand with rope or wratchet. That removes one more variable from the equation. I can see my surprise as I carefully lower it to the ground only to have the centerstand collapse...
I have a few pieces of 6x6 timber around the shop and two stacked and an additional 2x4 about kept the bike stable while I changed the front sneaker.
Also, I had an engine hoist handy, so I lifted the bikes front wheel with a rope around the handle bars (aware of the wiring). It was a very light weight with the rear wheel attached, about 35-45 pounds if that.
Please let us know how it goes and what you learn from your experience.
If its got teats or tires, your bound to have trouble with it...
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