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    putamayo Well-Known Member

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    So time for new tyres, brought cruisetec's. decided to take wheels off myself no big deal.
    Had the bike in a front chock stand.
    How to jack this up as i dont have a centre jack just 2 small trolley jacks.
    So I removed the front foot pegs and turned them over that way they would not fold up wacked the trolley jack under both sides Job done. firm as. no chance off the bike falling.
     
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    The footpegs are at the perfect balance point for lifting....? Now I feel like I have to go back to bed!!
     
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    Have added fork boots wrapped the upper part of the forks black,painted the fairing mount bracket black shortened the fairing screen and wrapped military green.
    Will post pic when back together.
     
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    So I have been trying to come up with a "steel plate" that sits on top of a floor jack and bolts to the bike. I think you just solved that.

    Do you have any pictures of your bike on the jacks, up in the air?

    Thank you sir.

    4T
     
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    Been busy then
     
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    I expect a decent review on those Cruisetecs too, maybe a blast around the mountain on a nice fine day. Loving mine, only felt them move out twice on that ride from Hawera. Once on a thick painted road marking, the other was on polished shiny road tarseal surface.
     
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    When removing the front wheel I noticed that there were no weights and no they had not fallen off so curious me thought the perfect wheel and the prefect tire no balancing needed from the factory.

    So when I took it in to have new tire fitted I asked if they would first check the balance and sure enough it was out. Now I know it is 10000 miles worn, so yes it may need a balance.

    Always had a small bounce from day one never thought to ever check the wheel to see if it was balanced thought brand new bike factory would have done this.

    So is it normal for all Indian bikes to leave the factory with the perfect wheel and tire not needing any balance weights.
     
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    Interesting: Don't think I've ever seen a perfect wheel and tire that didn't need balancing.
     
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    Ok wheels all back on.
    So using 2 jacks on the upturned front foot pegs works real well.
    Keeps bike really stable does not require to be tied down.
    When reinstalling drop bike down to close to line up for axle, fit caliper then lower to line up axle from one side to the other simply install axle removes trying to hodl everything inline with one hand whist trying to get the bloody axle through.then it is just torque it all down.
    Rear wheel found that you can swap foot pegs side to side they are then upside down and the then lock so the jacks can be used.
    As mt 2in 1 was in the way I just found another point to jack on the right side.

    Again when refitting wheel I lowered the bike close to fit point with wheel in place, used a long socket to line up brake and alignment adjuster and zipped tie it there, from here i just let the bike down slipping into brake pads until all was lined up and pushed by hand the axle through.
    Set adjusters and belt tension., Helps here if you take a photo first of both sides before doing any thing, enables you to set up the same a gain leaving just minor alterations.
    Job done.
    Only thing that was not so good was the motorcycle shop took the RRP for the tires added the fitting time charge and the our 15% tax. the RRP already included the 15% GST so on checking this with them they have over charged me $105.
    I have included some Pics.
    I am riding solo at the moment.
    in the parts photo you can see I can change to no screen or a choice of 3. have foot boards on bike and have adapted some flip up lock floor boards for the rear also they fit directly to the factory mounts and end up at the same height.
    Got a carrier and back pad from china at 20% of the cost of Indian made a new pad which is a copy of that small classic Dart screen in reverse.
    Got a large pillion seat from China $110 delivered had that and the new back pad and I had the original riders seat rebuilt it is in a vinyl diamond stitched cost $1200.
    Got the large clear screen and spring seat from @Apal, the small Dart screen fro Australia, Fitted
    a new new clutch cable, Avon grips and fork boots from @muz. to wrap the bike cost $900. then there's bags and Bassaini 2in1,ss intake filter and the dynojet pvc.
    the fairing is a Chinese knock off and I got it from our local eBay type, place called Trademe for $120 then brought some fork legs bracket $70 made up a top bracket from shed junk had it wrapped all up $500. Has mini apes also from trade me for $130 heavily sanded the chrome and used a rattle gun and painted them black did the same to brake and clutch levers and turn signals.
    So yep this bike has cost a bunch really never see the money back.
    But if I was to sell it I still have the original exhaust handle bars I can recut foam on main seat put back original cover have the original passenger bump seat take off the wrap remove SS intake and the Dynojet. bike will then be stock and I wiil just sell all the other stuff on Trademe.
    Sorry Guys seem to have doubled up on some Pics also I see I missed that the bike has hagon mono shocks $1100 and Led headlight $130. 20210506_085848.jpg 20210506_085900.jpg 20210506_140929.jpg 20210506_141638.jpg 20210506_085848.jpg 20210506_085900.jpg 20210506_140929.jpg 20210506_141638.jpg 20210506_151401.jpg 20210506_151410.jpg 20210508_105934.jpg 20210508_105944.jpg 20210508_110213.jpg 20210508_110219.jpg 20210508_110233.jpg 20210508_110249.jpg 20210508_110255.jpg 20210506_085848.jpg 20210506_085900.jpg 20210506_140929.jpg 20210506_141638.jpg 20210506_151401.jpg 20210506_151410.jpg 20210508_105934.jpg 20210508_105944.jpg 20210508_110213.jpg 20210508_110219.jpg 20210508_110219.jpg 20210508_110233.jpg 20210508_110249.jpg 20210508_110255.jpg
     
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