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|Subject: Old rider, new member Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:35 pm|| |
I used my 2002 Swing to commute 60 miles a day for about five years. Now that I'm retired I mainly day trip with a bunch of guys from church.
A few days ago my front tire developed a big bulge in the tread.
Luckily I was able to get it home in one piece. My motorhead son can replace the tire if I can get the wheel off. A friend lent me a jack but I can't see any hard points for lifting the bike. Ideas?
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|Subject: Re: Old rider, new member Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:47 pm|| |
If you go to the upper left hand corner, you will see a search area. Enter "jack" and you will find several topics on the use of a jack . There are even pictures. I like pictures. You can also find help in the maintenance section for changing the tire.
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|Subject: Re: Old rider, new member Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:48 pm|| |
Welcome to the site.
If you have a garage that your son can work in, here is one suggestion. You can put the scooter on the center stand. Attach a hook to the garage ceiling rafter and connect a ratchet-strap from the hook to the handle bars. It takes very little force to lift the front wheel off the ground while the scooter is on the centerstand.
I bought an 800 lb rated Harbor Freight electric hoist on sale for $99 a few years ago and use it to support the bike for projects like this.
Good luck and I hope that this helps.
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|Subject: Re: Old rider, new member Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:02 pm|| |
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