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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2020, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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FJR Pickup spools

Hi, everyone. I have 2016 FJR and was looking to install pickup spools on the rear axle. But I don't want to drill holes in my swing arm. Has anyone installed spools on there bike, and if so where did you put them?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2020, 06:56 PM
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If you really must then you need a modified axle. Put your lift spools on the axle. There is no place to do it on the final drive and I don't think lift stands are long enough to reach forward of the final drive.

The stock axle might be long enough to fit through a spool on the right. Then you would need a combination spool/nut for the left. Nope, thats not right, the right uses a 14mm hex driver.

Just use the center stand like the rest of us.

Front wheel lifts work fine on the bottom of the front forks. I use one all the time to wash front wheel and rotate the valve stem for access. And to change the front tire.

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Coming from a number of R1s and R6s, I completely see what you're after. However, it's just not feasible on the FJR. As stated above, just use the center stand for rear tire changes. With the rear tire removed, you can still use a fork lift stand up front if you like, for front wheel removal.

Having the center stand is great, IMHO. This is the first bike I've owned with a center stand; I love it. I don't miss the spools & swingarm stands of my past.
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+1 on center stands. Along with crash protection, it's one of the first things I'll add to a bike if they are available. They just make everything maintenance-wise much easier to do. Especially if you're miles away from home. All motorcycles should come with them IMHO.

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Flat scissors jack under the headers is the most convenient and safest for anything on the front end, centerstand for anything else... no need for spools at all.

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