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Old 06-30-2010, 07:11 PM
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Rear Shock Swap...

Ok, I'm scratchin my head; how can I life the bike just enough to take the pressure off the swingarm and allow me to work on getting the bolts and everything out?
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:25 PM
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I use an A frame I built.. But before that.. I dragged my HYD press over, raised the table all the way up.. and used two cam loc straps to support the bike at the subframe.

Others have hung the bike from the ceiling.

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Ok, I'm scratchin my head; how can I life the bike just enough to take the pressure off the swingarm and allow me to work on getting the bolts and everything out?

Well I've been given a hard time for my getto method in the past but you can always put a piece of 2X4 between the swingarm and sub frame (up towards the front where they are close to parallel to each other) to hold the rear of the bike up while you do the shock swap.
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I should say, I have no hoist, nothing above the bike in order to lift it. I am trying to picture Mike's idea, but its escaping me right now!
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You can also wedge something between the top of the rear tire and the inner fender. In order for this to work it must be exactly the correct length, but it can be done.

Personally I suspend my bikes from the rafters of my building, but not everyone has that luxury.
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Build yourself 2 of these stands from lumber you "borrow" from your brother in law. It costs nothing since he had some 3" sheetrock screws & L-brackets too. Use that old benchpress bar that you never use & put it through in front of the passenger pegs with some foam pipe insulation as paddng & you got a rock solid stand. I promise you WILL need it again. I know I post this pic alot but since I didnt invent the intermittent wiper I gotta harp on this..
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this is what i use. i think it was 100 bucks. yeah...i know...probably not the option you were looking for...but to me it was totally worth it. i use it all the time.

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Originally Posted by taskmasta View Post
this is what i use. i think it was 100 bucks. yeah...i know...probably not the option you were looking for...but to me it was totally worth it. i use it all the time.
That is what I use, but mine does not look that nice anymore.
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task' & resident',
where on our Shawk do you place the "rails"?
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Originally Posted by 102dals View Post
task' & resident',
where on our Shawk do you place the "rails"?
I put a 2x6 piece of wood across the rails, the bottom of the engine rests on the wood. I also use a rear stand to help stabliize the bike. Works great.
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Build yourself 2 of these stands from lumber you "borrow" from your brother in law. It costs nothing since he had some 3" sheetrock screws & L-brackets too. Use that old benchpress bar that you never use & put it through in front of the passenger pegs with some foam pipe insulation as paddng & you got a rock solid stand. I promise you WILL need it again. I know I post this pic alot but since I didnt invent the intermittent wiper I gotta harp on this..

Is there a reason one upright is 90 from the other?
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task' & resident',
where on our Shawk do you place the "rails"?
same as resident, but i don't use wood. the rails have soft rubber on them. and i'll use the front or rear stand depending what part of the bike i'm working on.
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Hey wicky, that is a real cry for help. Its like one of those commercials with injured puppies. It looks like the SH is caught in a bear trap. I have to look away.
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Trees are free. You must have a tree with a branch you can suspend two tie-downs from. The whole ordeal only takes about 20 minutes.
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