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PostSubject: Another Wheel Removal Question   Tue May 04, 2010 10:36 am

I am sorry if this has been asked before but I did search the forum and didn't find the answer for which I was searching.

I am changing tires and the dealership wants $72 for the rear and $60 for the front if I bring the scoot and $30 for the front and rear if I take the wheels off. Plus $12 each to balance.

I decided to take them off first and was really surprised about how easy the rear came off. Fifteen minutes after I turned on the shop lights the rear was off.

The questions I have are:

Is there any thing I should do to stabilize the scoot while I take the front off?

While raising the front to remove the wheel does the scoot want to come off the center stand?

I have read where others lift on the black insert on the bottom and I have found the solid spot but I also have an engine hoist and hoped someone could tell me where the lift point are on the scoot when using a hoist. Handlebars?

TIA for any and all help and if there are any "gotchas" that I can avoid please let me know of them.

Again, thanks for any and all help

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Another Wheel Removal Question   Tue May 04, 2010 11:07 am

This might help

http://silverwing.org/cgi-bin/topic_show.pl?pid=25150;hl=front%20wheel%20removal
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PostSubject: Re: Another Wheel Removal Question   Tue May 04, 2010 11:30 am

joncallihan wrote:
This might help

http://silverwing.org/cgi-bin/topic_show.pl?pid=25150;hl=front%20wheel%20removal

Thanks for responding and for the link.

Are there any "gotchas" when doing both front and back at the same time?

I also have a BMW 1200GS and when it's on the center stand both tires are off the ground. Having to lift the SW to remove the front tire is a bit unnerving with the rear already off because I don't want it to fall off the center stand.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Wheel Removal Question   Tue May 04, 2010 2:16 pm

I just had both front and rear off at the same time. Like what has been posted, lift (set jack) under bike about 6-8inches from front (solid black piece). I used a foam pad (like you use under your knees in the garden) against the bike plastic and a narrow piece of plywood under the foam to spread the force of the floor jack. You will only need to jack up about 4-6 inches to have enough clearence to remove the front tire. The center stand will not fold forward unless you are on a downhill slope (obviously this should be done on level ground). I hope this helps. I took the opportunity to clean all the removed hardware and applied anti-seize to all threads (to make the job easier next time). Don't forget to lube the rear splines before rear tire install.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Wheel Removal Question   Tue May 04, 2010 3:56 pm

If you're concerned about the center stand folding you can use a piece of rope or ratchet strap on the bottom of the stand to some point in front of the bike. Like the others I use a jack under the front of the scoot to raise the front end off the ground, same way I get the front wheel off my Goldwing.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Wheel Removal Question   Tue May 04, 2010 4:04 pm

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If you're concerned about the center stand folding you can use a piece of rope or ratchet strap on the bottom of the stand to some point in front of the bike. Like the others I use a jack under the front of the scoot to raise the front end off the ground, same way I get the front wheel off my Goldwing.

Thanks. I really appreciate the response and advice. I feel much more confident now.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Wheel Removal Question   Wed May 05, 2010 7:36 am

Thanks for all the advice. Both wheels are off and hopefully the new tires will be mounted, balanced and back on the scoot by the weekend.

Thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: Another Wheel Removal Question   Thu May 06, 2010 1:09 pm

Took the tires and wheels to the dealership at 1pm Wednesday, picked them up a 3:30pm same day, started re-assembly at 5:00pm then test ride before 7pm.

Thanks again for all the help and advice.

Tim
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