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Honda VTR 250, how to support when removing front wheel?

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by jrh001, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    I'll be removing the front wheel (and forks) on a Honda VTR 250.
    Is it OK to use a flat stand and support the weight of the bike on the engine sump? The frame doesn't extend below the engine, what's the best way to support the bike?

  2. If you're going to be doing it in a shed/garage hanging the bike from the ceiling might be an easier option (ie a rope through the frame near the headstem).
  3. Not the sump, but the "expansion chamber" under the back of the engine - that's how my mechanic has done it for me...
    EDIT: Oops, I was reading "VT250", as in Spada - should be the same for the VTR though...
  4. If it doesn't rest on the exhausts it should be fine.

    A pair of car stands or two really big blocks of wood have both worked for me in the past.
  5. jd's idea is best; get a set of tie-down straps and chuck them over the garage roof joists and attach them to the handle-bars

    some guys put a few bricks under each footpeg bracket, too...
  6. Thanks for the quick and helpful replies.