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post #1 of 16 Old 11-30-2004, 6:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Support while changing swing arm

Ok I am going to do the 954 swingarm change on my 929 this downtime in the winter.

How do I support the back of the bike while the swing arm is removed or going to remove it? I have all the parts and ready to do this but I need some advice one where and how to support it so not to damage the bike or anything that supports the weight while the swingarm is off.
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Re: Support while changing swing arm

Jackstands under the motor.



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Re: Support while changing swing arm

Make yourself a bike stand (~$35 in pipes, elbows, etc at Home Depot/Lowes), and hang the bike by the frame/subframe.

https://fireblades.org/forums/showthr...ght=pipe+stand
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Re: Support while changing swing arm

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Make yourself a bike stand (~$35 in pipes, elbows, etc at Home Depot/Lowes), and hang the bike by the frame/subframe.

https://fireblades.org/forums/showthr...ght=pipe+stand

Hmm so those pipes will handle the 400 lbs for a frew days? no proble?
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Hmm so those pipes will handle the 400 lbs for a frew days? no proble?
Yep... although technically, it'll be around 200, since the front end will rest on the ground.
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Re: Support while changing swing arm

I used the jackstands as mentioned above. I put the bike up on the front and rear stands. Then placed jackstands (with towels over the stands to prevent scratches) under each side of the engine case. CAREFULLY lower the bike down onto the jackstands, then weight down the front end/tire so that the bike doesn't tip backwards. This will give you enough clearance and stability to work on the bike, just don't get too rough with it and keep an eye on the stands to make sure it's not slipping off.
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Re: Support while changing swing arm

When I changed out the shock (which also requires that the swingarm is not used to hold up the bike), I ran a bar through the subframe, and it was supported on both sides by sawhorses. That worked fine. If you have rearsets (non-folding pegs), putting jackstands under them will work, too.
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When I changed out the shock (which also requires that the swingarm is not used to hold up the bike), I ran a bar through the subframe, and it was supported on both sides by sawhorses. That worked fine. If you have rearsets (non-folding pegs), putting jackstands under them will work, too.
I've used both of these methods of supporting the bike without any problems.

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Re: Support while changing swing arm

all of the above will work even the bar through the swingarm and then throwing a chain over a main beam in your garage's roof and the bar through that chain... it all works.. just depends how creative you wanna get..

i prefer using the beam to support the weight of the bike, personally i'm clumsy and i kick jackstands or anything else on the floor.. which could result in more of a mess than I really want

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how'd you do a blank post?

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: Support while changing swing arm

I just did the home depot pipe contraption...

Here's mine...

*On edit* I don't know what the heck happened on the first post
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looking good

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Re: Support while changing swing arm

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I just did the home depot pipe contraption...

Here's mine...

*On edit* I don't know what the heck happened on the first post
did like hoagie, hanging, but i used j hook/bolts in the studs of my ceiling in my garage instead of the pipe...then hooked the straps around the sub-frame

hoagie, you gotta quit working in the kitchen man... put that thing in the garage.....j/k

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Re: Support while changing swing arm

Hey there Mr Johnson ... how you doin? Healing up enough to ride this spring?
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Re: Support while changing swing arm

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Hey there Mr Johnson ... how you doin? Healing up enough to ride this spring?
not sure... start rehab in january, ill hit my first thread an post whats up....
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