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I have 2 sturdy milk crates and I will begin work on my scooter soon. Do I just put one under the floor? I will be removing and replacing the stand also.
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I used to tie a rag around the front brake lever to lock the wheel, a 2x4 under the stand, then put a crate or crates (in my cast cat litter tubs) under the rear end.

I've seen people put them underneath the floor too with the stand removed.
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Thank you astromags.
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I put mine under the floorboard.
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Do I remove the exhaust and stand first? And also rear brake pedal. My first project is to remove and repair wheels/rims.
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put it under the tail and do the wheels one at a time, you need someone to hold the scooter upright to do the stand, well that's the easiest way


if your replacing the exhaust do that while the back wheel is off, unless you putting on a lefty powerpipe


you need to work it out as you go really
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Re: Where do I place the milk crates?
Retroguy wrote:
I have 2 sturdy milk crates and I will begin work on my scooter soon. Do I just put one under the floor? I will be removing and replacing the stand also.
I would do the stand replacement in one hit on its own. I lay the scoot on its side on something soft. Having the stand off long term I found to be a real pain.

In the pic, I used an old car cover in a bag.

I also used a milk crate with varying thicknesses of timber on top to jack up the back while the rear wheel was off.
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A piece of 2x4 under the rear shock mount or under the crankcase works for me when I need to remove the rear wheel. I keep it in the glovebox for side of the road wheel changes, too.

Rod_r, didn't notice that you have those sexy bar end indicators on your smally.
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The bar end indicators are standard NZ issue.
I removed mine as it is so much wider it is hard to lane split
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Yes they do get in the way a bit. I will keep them on my silver 50s just to keep it stock, but in reality, with 6v system at idle waiting to turn you can barely see them
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