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McCarthy1983
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PostSubject: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:48 pm

Hi all, need to lift the front wheel to service forks. I have the Becker technik stand for the rear. I have a trolley jack but it’s really not advisable to leave the weight of the bike on trolley jack right? I have done this before when taking wheel out for tyres, but I got lucky and nothing bad happened, shouldn’t really use this method. How do others lift the front wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:44 pm

Nothing wrong with lifting the front with a trolley jack when the rear is locked into the Becker stand.

What I do is add some strops attached to the ceiling for insurance should the bike somehow fall off the trolley jack. Never had the mishap to need this yet, but I'm ready.
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:27 pm

I've used a trolley jack, but it does seem like it could move on its wheels if shoved or bumped.

Have you considered shoring it up with wooden blocks, once your jack has raised it? Those are stable.
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:19 am

Is it worth investing in something like this?

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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:05 am

My solution for both ends:


Just the front end:
Becker-lifter + wood
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:05 am

Love the backing music. That lifter, do Becker still sell that?
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:18 am

Becker-lifter:
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kiwi dave
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:33 pm

janguzzi wrote:
Becker-lifter:
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That lifts the rear wheel off the ground, not the front.
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:57 pm

You are right, but I had whole winter a wooden piece under the oil tank and both wheels were off ground.
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:20 pm

I modified a $20 automobile scissors jack by adding a hardwood platform on top, so that the oil sump can rest on it without damage. When the rear is stabilized by the Becker stand you really only need one additional stable support. It lacks the wheels of a trolley jack and so is not likely to move. It's also small enough to be completely under the bike, and out of the way.

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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:05 am

I have used trolley jack and I think 4 bricks each side with a wooden plank across between them then lower the jack so sump rests on wood. You need to get it high enough to remove forks without fouling on floor as you drop 'em out.
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:07 am

PS. My trolley jack has a rubber 'plate' on the end of the arm so avoids scratching anything....
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:20 am

BBB888 wrote:
I have used trolley jack and I think 4 bricks each side with a wooden plank across between them then lower the jack so sump rests on wood. You need to get it high enough to remove forks without fouling on floor as you drop 'em out.


Thank for this. When lifting, do you secure the back-end via a Becker type stand? Must do, as just lifting the bike via the sump would be pretty unstable. Is the 4 brick height enough to get the forks out?
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:53 am

Cant remember how many bricks but yes I have a Becker stand for the rear. Forks dropped out easily enough but it was quite close to fouling on the ground as you drop the forks far enough to clear lower yoke and then remove, so check you get the bike high enough - might need 5 bricks I actually used two brick piles each side so I had a decent base for the wood plank, and I also put a towel folded in 2 or 3 as a cushion to protect just in case the fork dropped and hit the ground as I loosened the bolts on the yoke.
The old girl weighs a bit so make sure you use a thick enough plank of wood too!
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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:19 pm

bricks????



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PostSubject: Re: Front wheel lift   Front wheel lift Icon_minitime1Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:35 am

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