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anyone removing their tires fom bike themselves? i am having troble lifting the back of bike. have a stand but it doesn't fit the swingarm. any help would be appreciated.
 

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I put a set of spools on the swingarm and got a set of adjustable racing stands from t-rex and they work good. I bought them back when I had a 250 and they fit on the Z1000 as well. They were fairly cheap & definitley worth investing in. Makes cleaning and maintenace sooo much easier.
I once used a very carfully placed car jack on a Honda 919, but it was not very stable, but it worked.
 

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thanks, borrowed a set of stands from a friend, but couln't get the right side to sit right. went back out later and got it to work. do you know what size tke hex is for front wheel? it's not in my tool kit.
 

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Looks like a 12mm? Japanese like to use 6,8,10,12,14,19 mm stuff. Europens like the 8,13,15,17 19,mm stuff seems to me?:confused:
 

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turns out i fiddled with stand got it to work. very tight on swingarm on right side. tried a 12mm hex it's way too small,ground a little off of a 1/2 inch hex. worked perfectly. don' know if i'll do this myself next time or not. dinged back wheel with caliper. quite a job lining both tires up, but my uncle helped me. wrap rags around all calipers if you do this yourself. doesn't seem to be any loss of power with 200 tire. mph is down 1 at 4000.am going to have a deputy friend clock me to see how far off. my stock tire said 190-55/17 son's is 190-50/17. went with 200 because i didn't want a shorter tire. bike seems too be a bit taller in back have to stretch a little more. also seems to lean forward a little more. turn in seems quicker. haven't pushed it yet. will know more after tomorrow.
 
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