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can I use rear stand for removing the swingarm? what do you use to prop the bike for this?

can I use head stem stand for servicing the steering bearing??
 

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No and no. To remove the swingarm, you need to prop the bike on jack stands.

To remove the steering head, you need to suspend the bike from rafters or prop it up on jack stands without weighting the wheel/forks/triples.

In the below picture, you would remove the front stand only to get to the steering head. You would remove the rear stand only to get to the swingarm.
 

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what kind of jack stand is good for this? do I put the jack stand under the engine? anything i need to pay attention to before i remove the front or rear stand, like will the bike move by it?
 

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Look at the photo. They're standard 2-ton jacks from Sears. If you have aftermarket rearsets with non-folding pegs, they can go under the pegs. If you have OEM rearsets, the stands need to go under the footpeg brackets. You'll probably have to remove the heat shield off the exhaust to fit the right side.

An alternative to those jacks is an ordinary car jack, which you would put under the sump. It's probably best to remove the fairings so they're not squished, and try to avoid letting the bike rest on the exhaust headers.

You can have a friend stabilize the bike while you remove the stands, or you can do a dry run with the wheels still on. If your stand setup fails, at least the bike will fall back onto its wheels and you should be able to catch it.
 

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i can see triangle stool on your pic with red bar propping on the bolt, i don't see a jack, i posted a picture of a jack from sears similar to one i own.
 

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Avila, page 4-82 in your factory service manual (picked up my new one from the dealership today) shows you removal and lubrication of your swingarm. Page 3-19 shows you lubrication of the steering head. ;-)
Although, they DO NOT show you how to stage the bike for teardown. :-(
Sorry, I totally din't answer your question.
 

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your jackstand looks very nice. i used a car jack on my old bike, and i tilted it over, almost dropped it.!
 

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No and no. To remove the swingarm, you need to prop the bike on jack stands.

To remove the steering head, you need to suspend the bike from rafters or prop it up on jack stands without weighting the wheel/forks/triples.

In the below picture, you would remove the front stand only to get to the steering head. You would remove the rear stand only to get to the swingarm.
so to get the steering head i can use jack stand on the foodpeg and rear stand, that would be enough not to weight the fork?
 

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so to get the steering head i can use jack stand on the foodpeg and rear stand, that would be enough not to weight the fork?
No, do you see the straps holding the front of the bike? You'll need to do that or put a car jack under the sump (flat part of the engine where the oil drain bolt is). Either of those should unweight the front enough.
 

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yea, i am in an apartment so i can't put straps.

so to unweight front: jack under sump, jacks under both footpegs, and rear stand
unweight rear: front head stem stand, jacks under footpegs.
 

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Quick question - to unweight the rear, you don't really need a front head stem stand right? Can't you prop up the bike using a rear stand then slowly drop it on to the jack stands under the foot pegs?
Correct, you don't need a front stand at all.
 
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