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    How to lift bike to be able to pull the rear tire?

    Can someone tell me a good/safe way to be able to raise the bike to be able to remove the rear tire? I need to check out the rear brake- doesn't seem to be working well. This is on a 2010 TW200 that I just purchased. Bike sat for a while.
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    A while back when I was travelling I saw a pretty ingenious motorcycle stand. It wasn't particularly expensive (more than a milk crate) but the design was interesting. It was a traditional platform dirtbike stand but one end of the base was elliptical. the idea was you placed it under the bike, rolled the bike forward and it would roll up on the stand with the stand rotating backward on the elliptical end to come to rest on the stable flat part of the base. Wish I could find a picture of it...actually I wish I would have bought it.
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    If lifting he bike is an issue for you, you can also do something like this, which can be as simple as a length of 2x4 with a couple of nails pounded in the top (and wrapped with electrical tape or duct tape to protect the bike's finish) Bike Crutch
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    Quote Originally Posted by biker44 View Post
    Can someone tell me a good/safe way to be able to raise the bike to be able to remove the rear tire? I need to check out the rear brake- doesn't seem to be working well. This is on a 2010 TW200 that I just purchased. Bike sat for a while.
    Thanks,
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    I simply put three bike hooks in my ceiling at my shop. I use tie downs straps and simply lift my front tire and tighten the two on the forks then lift the back tire and tighten it. I can lift my bike 4 ft off the ground if I wish.
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    This is what I use. Link
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    In all honesty I just use my floor jack with a larger plate. If anyone trips across that bike stand I was mentioning post a link for me. Mine is like this Attachment 6374

    and I really wish I had bought that self loader I saw.
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    the mighty TW is lower than most mx and offroad bikes so it can be difficult to get a typical bike lift to fit.
    One that does is the DRC adjustable stand.
    DRC HC2 Lift Stand | Shop | Wheeling Cycle Supply
    Because it's a bit wobbly on the tallest settings I have modded mine with a wider plywood base & some tie-downs.
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    I saw a lift at Sams club last year that I'm kicking my self for not buying! It was a standard car jack with a plate your could attach a convert into a motorcycle/ATV lift. I belive it was less than $100, but I didn't pull the trigger so I'm in the milk crate and 2X4 club. A wife or child is handy in sliding the weight bearing motorcycle apparatus underneath while I hold up the front!

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    As a dedicated Cheapster I use two automotive jackstands, one under each footpeg. Tip bike onto sidestand raising right side, slide jackstand under right footpeg. Now tip bike up onto jackstand raising left side of bike, slide second jackstand under left footpeg bracket. Viola! No wife or child reqired.
    Warning: This is not very secure for major wrenching but plenty good for tire removal. Just loosen axle nut prior putting bike on stands.

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