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is there a way to raise the front wheel off the grond? i hear squeeking and want to check it out...
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Flip the pet carrier upside down and put it under the floor. If you're on concrete put something down to stop scratches.
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znomit wrote:
Flip the pet carrier upside down and put it under the floor. If you're on concrete put something down to stop scratches.
how do you get the front wheel up to start with?

if its on the center stand, if i try to lift it, will it come off the stand? havnt tried yet..
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Hummus2 wrote:
znomit wrote:
Flip the pet carrier upside down and put it under the floor. If you're on concrete put something down to stop scratches.
how do you get the front wheel up to start with?
Lift it from the front - a friend can help here to put the pet carrier underneath, or get nifty with a foot.
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if its on the center stand, if i try to lift it, will it come off the stand? havnt tried yet..
Only if you pull it forwards - quite hard.
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Put the scooter on its center stand.
Put something heavy on the rear rack.
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Oversized pillion?
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znomit wrote:
Flip the pet carrier upside down and put it under the floor. If you're on concrete put something down to stop scratches.
I'm having a hard time visualizing this. WHAT? this would involve taking OUT the pet carier? Why wouldn't one just use a small jack and block the fork with 2x4"s?
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tonyc wrote:
znomit wrote:
Flip the pet carrier upside down and put it under the floor. If you're on concrete put something down to stop scratches.
I'm having a hard time visualizing this. WHAT? this would involve taking OUT the pet carier? Why wouldn't one just use a small jack and block the fork with 2x4"s?
Yep, if you have a small jack and 2x4s thats a much better choice. I made a small wooden frame.

But the OP asked for an easy way with no tools. Thats the pet carrier.
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A gravitationally challenged friend sitting on the passenger seat would work. And they can hold your beer.
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Using the pet carrier upside down is a well-known way to elevate the front wheel. It also makes a handy stool to sit on when working on the bike.

Don't forget, some repairs may have to be done roadside without the luxury of a garage full of lifts and jacks...
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znomit wrote:
tonyc wrote:
znomit wrote:
Flip the pet carrier upside down and put it under the floor. If you're on concrete put something down to stop scratches.
I'm having a hard time visualizing this. WHAT? this would involve taking OUT the pet carier? Why wouldn't one just use a small jack and block the fork with 2x4"s?
Yep, if you have a small jack and 2x4s thats a much better choice. I made a small wooden frame.

But the OP asked for an easy way with no tools. Thats the pet carrier.
great idea wish i thought of that! i've been known to lay the bike on its side but that causes a whole number of issues i'll get in trouble for Razz emoticon
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Do they have Harbor Freight in the frozen north? I sometimes use a heavy duty floor jack that I already have for my car. Its super easy. Its was very inexpensive too. Many tears ago when I had a Honda Cub, I would just use an upside down milk crate with a scrap piece of carpet on the top. Now my BV350 is way to big and heavy for that. So now I mostly use the center stand. Put something heavy on the back to keep the front elevated. When I'm changing tires though I always use my floor jack because I like the additional elevation.
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