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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2013, 04:44:38 am »
Slidebite - no chance of the bike being pulled forward off the center stand when raising the wheel?

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2013, 05:39:35 am »
Slidebite - no chance of the bike being pulled forward off the center stand when raising the wheel?
I would not say "No chance" but I don't think so, if anything it feels like it is pushing backwards ever slightly. As I mentioned in my super short critique, I had the Mrs push it down and I was on it just in case. I certainly didn't need to be there for either up or down. Just go slow if you want to be safe, but it felt really stable and sure.
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If I cannot convince the seller to ship to Hawaii, would one of you guys from CA or the West Coast anywhere receive one for me and then parcel post ship it to me in Hawaii?...of course, at my expense and much appreciation...

I could buy it and use your shipping address, when you get it, zip to me to planet Hawaii.
I would if I could, but I am in Canada. He won't take a few extra $$ for shipping?  :o

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2013, 06:01:58 am »
thanks slide...but they wont ship to Canada either...I wrote the company sponsoring the eBay store and they advertise that they ship anywhere so we ll see what they say....I ll let u know of course...and all u guys dealing with this.....on the company web I saw a bike lifr on the back and one on the front lifting the bike completely...this may be a doublre good gadget to lift the c14 up on bothe ends simultaneously...I am inquiring bout this also
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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2013, 03:15:42 am »
Where are you, slidebite? I am in West Vancouver.

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2013, 03:50:58 am »
I did'nt get any answers
http://www.mjmotogear.com/

These are the guys that sponsor that eBay store...no answer so far
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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2013, 05:08:04 am »
Where are you, slidebite? I am in West Vancouver.
Used to be a Burnaby boy, but now I'm in southern Alberta.
I did'nt get any answers
http://www.mjmotogear.com/
These are the guys that sponsor that eBay store...no answer so far

Try this:
mike at mjmotogear com

If he doesn't respond to you there, he obviously doesn't want your business.

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2013, 04:59:31 pm »
I might have missed it, but can you yank the front tire off with this set up?

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2013, 08:56:44 pm »
LIGHT UP....

Talked with Mike from MJ Moto Gear...finally, and I am getting the front end stand ship to the Hawaii Constellation...'m a happy camper...I don't want to have to pay labor for taken tires on/off...its bad enough I don't have a place to put a tire changing scheme...

Here is looking at you kids    :beerchug:
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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2013, 01:47:22 am »
If that's all you wanted - I put 2 X 4 blocks under the exhaust pipes below the motor to take the front wheel off.

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2013, 05:03:05 am »
LIGHT UP....

Talked with Mike from MJ Moto Gear...finally, and I am getting the front end stand ship to the Hawaii Constellation...'m a happy camper...I don't want to have to pay labor for taken tires on/off...its bad enough I don't have a place to put a tire changing scheme...

Here is looking at you kids    :beerchug:
Good stuff, glad you got it worked out! :)

Now, help a brother out and put him up on the island for a few days brohem

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2013, 07:32:37 am »
anytime! do you know how to do a valve job on a C14?
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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2013, 08:02:38 pm »
Nope, but I'd be willing to experiment on your bike! ;)

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2013, 11:02:47 pm »
Well heck yea! Das whatta gotta do...it will be the experiment of my life....if I finish that valve job, the bike runs and I am still alive I am gonna call myself a mechanic...for sure....I am working on memorizing Fred's tapes right now
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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2013, 11:27:11 pm »
Oh, we can turn a tire stand thread into a valve job.  :))


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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2013, 01:09:00 am »
Oh, we can turn a tire stand thread into a valve job.  :))




Oh heck, that ain't nothing...this one below went from an exhaust slip on to a weather report:
http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=36573.new;topicseen#new
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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2013, 01:40:15 am »
So a bit of follow up on the stand. Took the tire off and it wasn't quite as easy as I hoped BUT it certainly does work. Here is what I had to do.

The posts where the stand hold the forks stick in too far preventing removal of the rim, even at its tightest setting.



What I did to remedy this was compressed them in as far as I could (either by hand or a zip tie) and keep it there until you put it under the forks where the weight of the bike will then keep them in place. If you do that, it's wide enough to take the wheel out.

ALSO, the wheel won't clear the fender after all. The good news though is you don't need to remove it. I just unbolted it and you could then move it enough to get the tire out.

All in all, I still think it's a decent stand for what it is worth.

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2013, 05:39:02 am »
If you could show somehow how/what you compressed to get the wheel out it would be coolish!

I wonder if there is a rear wheel stand that can be used in conjunction with this one to put both wheels off the ground at the same time....suspend the Connie in the air...
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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2013, 11:26:38 pm »
Rear wheel stands certainly exist, but I'm not quite sure how it would be used on a C14. Might need to put some sort of spool at the axle? Not sure.

Here, I'll try to explain


You need to compress the supports (circled part) in towards the frame of the stand as far as they can go (arrows).

If you do this, the wheel will clear. Otherwise, it will get hung up on the black cushioned support pegs and you probably won't get it down more than an inch or two.

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2013, 01:39:57 am »
You actually can get both wheels off with just a front stand and the centerstand.  Unfortunately you need to put a 2X4 under the centerstand to get enough elevation (at least with the stand I got).  Most of the weight is forward of the centerstand, so it seems pretty stable with both wheels off.  I was hoping the front stand in the original post would be shorter.  Looks like it's back to plan A - find a welder to modify the current stand.

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2013, 02:59:15 pm »
I believe it probably would with this stand too, because it is not far from being enough. I would believe a 2x at the center should bring the front up enough to do it. :)

Good to know, might try that next time.

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2013, 11:15:25 pm »
It's a hassle, but what I do is get 3 2X6's: a short one for under the centerstand, and two longer ones (maybe 4') for under the wheels.  Lay them out in a cross shape, short one perpendicular to the longer ones.  Rolling the bike up on them, line up the centerstand with the short 2X6 and put her up on the stand.  That gets the rear wheel elevated, so pull the rear 2X6 out, the use the front stand to raise the front end, and pull that 2X6 out.  Now both ends are high enough to remove the wheels.
The proper setup would be to modify one of these race stands so it raises the front only an inch or so.  That way the rear tire wouldn't touch down.  I've also got a pin stand for my racebikes.  In stock form it won't work due to the C14 fairing shape, but I think I could get another pin made up that would allow it to lift the front enough without hitting the fairing.  The pin stands are nice, because they support the bike from the bottom of  the steering head.  That allows you full access to virtually everything on the front end, including pulling the fork.

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2013, 11:47:14 pm »
Don,

I think that is a great idea, especially if I could see pics so I can understand what you are talking bout...what are those "pin" you talking bout...I need to find a way to be able to take front/back wheels off
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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2013, 01:21:11 am »
Just put it on the center stand, have the wife push down on the rear rack, slide some 2 X 4's or whatever fits under the pipes and both wheels will be up. Done it. Simple!

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2013, 07:52:42 pm »
I think that's an idea, but not everyone has a spouse/friend to help at any time or just want a quick way to clean up the front wheel.

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Re: Concours 14 Front Fork Lift Stand Tire Wheel Stand eBay
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2013, 08:43:31 pm »
When the bike is on the center stand you can still rotate the front wheel for a quick clean. Just give it a pull. It still is in contact with the ground, but will rotate easily.