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Motorcycle Jack or Stand? - June 8, 2011, 09:33 PM

I want to replace the front forks on my bike and am a bit leery about the motorcycle jacks that lift the bike from under the engine at the center only.

I don't think a stand will let me change front forks.

Anyone shed some light on what I should get to get the bike up, stand, hydraulic jack, some combination?
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Front stand that lifts via a pin under the trees is probably easiest.

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Front stand that lifts via a pin under the trees is probably easiest.


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^Is the best and easy way to work on forks


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To work on the forks, doesn't the triple tree have to be free to be taken off too? And this stand INSERTS (fapfapfapfapfapfapfap...ahem sorry) into the triple tree?
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To work on the forks, doesn't the triple tree have to be free to be taken off too? And this stand INSERTS (fapfapfapfapfapfapfap...ahem sorry) into the triple tree?
I'm no expert m/c mechanic, so I should probably stfu, but who cares.

No, the triple tree does not have to be taken off. Short of it.....remove front tire, remove clip-ons, loosen all pinch bolts on forks and they slide ride out.


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June 9, 2011, 08:16 AM

^^^ yes.

or do what i do and hang that sucker from a gantry, tree limb, or whatever.

then you can service the head bearings and junk too.


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I'm no expert m/c mechanic, so I should probably stfu, but who cares.

No, the triple tree does not have to be taken off. Short of it.....remove front tire, remove clip-ons, loosen all pinch bolts on forks and they slide ride out.
That would be correct. A front stand would be ideal when working on forks.


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Thanks all, I think this is the most cost effective solution. I would need some sort of hoist or winch to hang it from a tree, and a tree that can hold 350+ lbs. This allows me to store it in the winter and service the bike, so now...who wants to sell me one or many a recommendation where to get a cheap one? I saw the big mike triple tree stand for $130-$150 online + pin.
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make sure u get a good heavy duty stand. The last thing you want is a shitty flimsy stand to wiggle and drop your bike while you're working on it. ie, i dont' trust harbor freight for things like this.


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even I have managed to work on forks using a triple tree stand. It's good stuff.


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I bought a TRex front stand 3 years ago and have been very impressed with its build quality and stability. Pit Bulls are the best, though second place isn't far behind and 1/2 the price. This stand doubles as a reg under fork as well as under triple tree stand.
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Some people on my other forum just recommended this:
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It's only $53 and free shipping. Good luck!
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i pulled my forks today using the pitbull triple tree stand
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