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Having it just on the centerstand makes me nervous.

I don't have rafters in my garage (ceiling is finished). Maybe there's such an animal as very short jackstands that I could put under the crash bars. That could be handy for when I need to remove the front wheel.
 

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It is super stable on center stand. Are you nervous about changing rear tire on center stand? Just another step in that process.
 

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You don't need anything else other than front wheel and centerstand if only greasing the relay arm. Now if you need to remove the centerstand, that's a whole other ball game.
 

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Having it just on the centerstand makes me nervous.

I don't have rafters in my garage (ceiling is finished). Maybe there's such an animal as very short jackstands that I could put under the crash bars. That could be handy for when I need to remove the front wheel.
You're welcome to use the pipe stand I put together to hold up the rear end if you want. I just spent $110 on 3/4" pipe and fittings figuring it would come in handy in the future.

I should have mine back together on Saturday afternoon sometime.
 

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Having it just on the centerstand makes me nervous.

I don't have rafters in my garage (ceiling is finished). Maybe there's such an animal as very short jackstands that I could put under the crash bars. That could be handy for when I need to remove the front wheel.
The PO included this front wheel jack stand that I use:


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Handier and more useful and perfectly stable.....

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Did the easy three of four bearings (dog bones - each end and base of shock) on a 2004 mk1 yesterday. Bike on centre stand, taking the weight/slack off the bearings by supporting under the final drive with a scissors jack - totally safe and secure, nothing else is needed.
 

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Wait what? You guys are putting weight directly on the exhaust pipes? FJRLee's wooden thingy seems like the way to go.
You can pick up the front of the bike and pivot on the centerstand with one hand. You are putting no significant pressure on the pipes. This is so normal that they make those jacks to do it. You're going to give yourself an ulcer worrying about normal things ;)
 

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Yeah I still like putting any amount of weight on the engine directly rather than the exhaust pipes.

I have crash bars though so I can use those for support if needed. The standard jackstands I bought for car stuff might even work. Haven't tried it yet.
 

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Yeah I still like putting any amount of weight on the engine directly rather than the exhaust pipes.

I have crash bars though so I can use those for support if needed. The standard jackstands I bought for car stuff might even work. Haven't tried it yet.
If you have the R-Gaza bars you can put jackstands under the pucks.
 
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