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post #1 of 8 Old 07-11-2008, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Flat Tire

Came home today only to find that I had a flat on my 919. I want to take the back wheel off and just take it in to a shop, but do not have a center stand or a rear stand. What is the best way to lift the bike and leave it lifted for a while without damaging the bike?

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$7000 bike.
$100 investment for an economy rear stand.

Sounds like I would be buying the correct tool. You will need it again in the future.

You can rig up anything you want, but if it tumbles......
More than the $100 for the correct tool.

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just flip it upside down, resting on the seat and handlebars just like i do with my mountain bike.

keep a shop rag handy in case any fluids escape.

from you or the bike.

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12.5" piece of lumber and a length of twine or velcro strap

With the bike on the side stand turn the bars full left and lock it, squeeze front the brake and hold it with the velcro strap.

Now from behind the bike lift the rear slightly so it resting on the side stand and front wheel. Pleace the 12.5" length of lumber (2"X4" works well) between the swing arm and the ground (on the opposite side of the bike as the kick stand). Play with it a bit to find the best placement. Mine goes right in front of the big fat welds in the rear. Now give it a test and see just how sturdy it is. You'll be surprised.

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Here's what I did to get my flat tire. I had a continental tire to replace it right afterwards. I figured that I had never done this before in my life, so went for it.....and had steel thread showing for about 10 inches of my tire right before i started.

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What is the best brand of rear stands for the 919 then?

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-12-2008, 01:28 PM
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3 if you have a rafter (basketball goal, weight stand, sturdy swing set?) that you can get to, a small block and tackle works well. No block and tackle, tie down straps work. Lift by the grab handle.

10" of steel cord...lol.

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