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[?]   Posted:  21 Nov 2012 23:43
OK so my question isn't about how to remove the wheel, but rather how to get and hold bike off the ground to do the job. A Harley guy at a shop said because of the shock location, he can't raise the bike with a jack. So for you DIY guys how do yall get this done?  02 x1. Thx
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[?]   Posted:  22 Nov 2012 00:23
You need a sportbike lift that picks the bike up by the swingarm.
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[?]   Posted:  22 Nov 2012 00:34
dont know about an x1 but on my xb12 I used those ratchet straps and hooked on to a car lift that I had raise up. you only need to get it a few inches of the ground.
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[?]   Posted:  22 Nov 2012 00:36
I ran a strap in the front in between the triple tree an forks and the other in the rear through the seat rails I believe.
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[?]   Posted:  22 Nov 2012 02:39
Me too.   

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz309/joshua11777/0b83500a.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  22 Nov 2012 02:40
http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz309/joshua11777/F88520F1-6BB0-4DB3-87C5-DA06A19281C3-1668-000001AECB302127.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  22 Nov 2012 02:51
He is doing the rear.  You need a sport bike rear stand.  There are some that just go under the swingarm like this one.
http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/vance580/DSCF9707.jpg
http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_7680.jpg

Or if you have spools you can get a spool stand.
http://i942.photobucket.com/albums/ad261/vance580/DSCN1027-1.jpg
http://t-rex-racing.com/imgs/large/blafr.jpg


Looking at this pic you should be good with just a swingarm stand.  They have cheap ones at Harbor Freight which is where the first one is from and I use it on my XB all the time.
http://www.secondhandbiker.com/images/buell%20001.jpg

Hope this helps.
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[?]   Posted:  22 Nov 2012 12:24
Awesome info you all. I will hit my harbor freight friday and look.
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[?]   Posted:  22 Nov 2012 13:03
I still managed to so it with out a swing arm stand just saying..
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[?]   Posted:  22 Nov 2012 13:06
Stamen. I don't have a cherry picker. Now as for the ladder photo, I could do that. I have a gorilla ladder and straps.
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[?]   Posted:  26 Nov 2012 05:31
You can use two jack stands place one under each foot peg. That's what i do.http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/3033_20110725002958_L.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  26 Nov 2012 08:38
I make a little wooden piece that fits the muffler and my ATV jack, works great.  When leaving the bike for long periods, like more than half a day or just leaving it unattended I'll strap it to the roof.

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m589/snrusnak/Buell/2012-11-24134039.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m589/snrusnak/Buell/2012-11-24134052.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m589/snrusnak/Buell/2012-11-24134100.jpg

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m589/snrusnak/Buell/2012-04-14122740.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  29 Nov 2012 09:35
http://i.imgur.com/zlpyo.jpg
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[?]   Posted:  03 Dec 2012 21:59
Wow. You guys are clever.

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