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Re: HOW TO: Remove wheels.
« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2019, 11:16:34 PM »
 Where between the headers do you apply the support?  On the fairing or on the pipe? 
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Re: HOW TO: Remove wheels.
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2019, 01:44:38 AM »
Very little weight up there, so right under the pipes is fine.  I also put a couple bags of cat food in the trunk for ballast. Don't have to of course.
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Re: HOW TO: Remove wheels.
« Reply #50 on: October 20, 2019, 10:50:42 AM »
I went a slightly diferent route when I had both wheels off for new tyres.

My Trophy lives in my garage which has wooden Rafters supporting the roof,
so I fitted a couple of strong brackets onto the Rafters,
then used Ratchet straps over them and onto the R & G Crash Bars
to support the weight of the Bike when the front wheel was removed.

NO risk of damaging anything underneath.  :028:

( Have you SEEN the price of a new set of Downpipes ? Over £700 !  :005: )



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Re: HOW TO: Remove wheels.
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2019, 11:48:25 AM »
Jughead if you get down on your knees and look at the point of header pipes collection point you'll see there is what appears to be a bit of weld "drip" as the lowest point. This is what I put a bottle jack post under to lift the bike when removing the wheel [front] for new tyres or when I'm cleaning the bike. Easy peasy.  :821: :158:
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Re: HOW TO: Remove wheels.
« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2019, 05:39:06 PM »
I play it somewhat safe, too, by spreading the load a bit. With 30 pounds of cat food in the trunk I stack up wood chunks next to the down pipe. I bend down and put my shoulder under the headlight, lift gently and slip the wood under. Takes very little effort so no headlight issues. I also never take both wheels off at once, but if I did, ratchet straps to a high point for sure!
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Re: HOW TO: Remove wheels.
« Reply #53 on: October 21, 2019, 04:11:54 PM »
Trying to stay on topic but perhaps on the perimeter, are there no "stands" that work with the Trophy?  I'm looking at Pit-Bull single sides rear stands and nothing is listed for the Trophy....others but not our beloved.
https://www.pit-bull.com/motorcycle-stands/single-swingarm-rear-stands

I was wondering if anyone has used some sort of rod to pass through the rear and allow the use of a conventional stand for spools. 

Looks like they offer a stand for the front using their #26 pin into the lower triple.

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Re: HOW TO: Remove wheels.
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2019, 01:17:48 AM »
Rick505. As I mentioned, place Trophy on centre stand, place bottle jack stem beneath the small weld point of the header pipes [where they join] and jack up. I regularly remove both wheels by this method and the bike stays upright, in some cases for days till I replace the wheels. Simple. :028: :028:
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