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Thanks for the advice. What I ended up doing was loosening up everything then picking up the backe while sliding the wheel out and at the same time sliding a crate underneath the swingarm. It went pretty easy until time to put it back on, trying to balance the bike in the air while sliding the crate out and the axle in was a pain. Ended up having to get the wife to slide the axle in for me. But I got my tire changed. Picked up a screw and had to put my spare on until I buy another tire. Had to cut the old tire off with my wife kitchen knife and some snips. And the man at the dealership said I would have to use a machine. Hah! Next time I'll try one crate on each side though. Any ideas for the front?
 

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Spend the $100 on some handy stands . Or get really creative with tie straps and the ceiling
 

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keithzx9r said:
Thanks for the advice. What I ended up doing was loosening up everything then picking up the backe while sliding the wheel out and at the same time sliding a crate underneath the swingarm. It went pretty easy until time to put it back on, trying to balance the bike in the air while sliding the crate out and the axle in was a pain. Ended up having to get the wife to slide the axle in for me. But I got my tire changed. Picked up a screw and had to put my spare on until I buy another tire. Had to cut the old tire off with my wife kitchen knife and some snips. And the man at the dealership said I would have to use a machine. Hah! Next time I'll try one crate on each side though. Any ideas for the front?

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Check these:

http://www.handyindustries.com/standpackages.asp


http://www.handyindustries.com/swb.asp


http://www.motionpro.com/Docs/tiretools.html


http://www.clarity.net/%7Eadam/tire-changing-doc.html


Then all you'll need is an air compressor. I got one at Loews for $160 that works perfectly well. The investment'll save you every time you change tires, which is 2~3X a year for me.

Scott :smile:
 

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terrasmak said:
Spend the $100 on some handy stands . Or get really creative with tie straps and the ceiling

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I have a set of Handy stands.... they're not the best stands out there but they certainly get the job done!
 
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