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PostSubject: Jack Up   Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:41 am

Advice, please:

I've bought some Puncture Safe tyre goo for the Winged Express.
I had it in all my X9 tyres. The very first lot I put in myself.
Trouble is, unlike the X9, the 'Wing's stand doesn't enable one to lift the front wheel (as you know).
I have scissor-jack and many pieces of wood.
Is there a safe-ish place under the body to put the jack?
It needs only lift for 15 minutes or so.

Thanks in advance.
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:04 am

Yes there is a cross brace in front of the mainstand which is perfect for triangulation with a trolley jack

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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:29 am

Many thanks, Kurt. The picture helps immensely, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:36 pm

I've also used that approximate location. I've done it with the body panels on, and just use a square piece of wood and some foam between the jack and the bike to spread out the force and protect the plastic - nothing has broken, at least not yet...
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:48 pm

Thanks.
I'm careful by nature which is why I asked.
In fact, I need only to get the front up enough so the whole weight is not resting on a deflated tyre - just enough space at the bottom to squeeze the goo.
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:16 pm

Mike, What I found is, when the scooter is on the center stand the front of the scooter can be lifted by hand and 2x4's or other wood can be stacked under the bike to hold the wheel and tire off the ground.
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:40 pm

Thanks, Dennis.
My chief concern was knowing the right point to support the bike without damaging the plastic.
With all the tips I'm confident of not breaking anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:19 pm

I use Dennis's method, however I substitute the 4 x 2's for the garden hose tidy!!!

It works!!!!!!!!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:23 pm

Thanks, Doug. So many solutions! Just love this site.
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:29 am

MikeO wrote:
Thanks, Doug. So many solutions! Just love this site.

Have to agree, so much info.

Having the right tool is great but sometimes you just have to improvise and overcome. (Because the right tool is just sooooo expensive!!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:51 am

Too true!

Anyway, job's jobbed successfully with no grazed knuckles or broken fingernails.

I slipped the jack under the appointed place with a bit of foam packing and did it up finger-tight so the bike would just rest on it when I let out the air from the front tyre.
The goo seems slightly thinner than the first lot I bought so it went in quite easily and quickly.
The only awkward bit is getting to the rear valve but it wasn't too much hassle.
I went out for a spin to spread it round the tyres.
No vibration so all's well.

For general information, the list of tyre sizes to quantities doesn't have the standard Silverwing sizes so I phoned the company rather than guess.

9.5 units front and rear.
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:55 am

MikeO wrote:


For general information, the list of tyre sizes to quantities doesn't have the standard Silverwing sizes so I phoned the company rather than guess.

9.5 units front and rear.

Useful to know, thanks Mike.

I always use some form of muck in the tyres. Preferable UltraSeal but one of the other 'better'. forms of goo will do!
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:34 pm

That's great Mike! Is this similar to that Slime stuff that we have here in the States?
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:47 am

I think so, Hammy.
One of the gurus on my other club site always uses Slime. It's available in the UK.
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PostSubject: Re: Jack Up   Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:41 pm

I have a bike jack (from Harbor Freight) that I use for my Goldwing. I've had my Silverwing on it with no damage to the bike. Very handy for moving the bike around in the garage or changing tires.
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