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post #1 of 5 Old Jun 27th, 2015, 6:08 pm Thread Starter
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Removing the front tire. How long can the bike stay on the jack on the oil pan? Trying to get things ready for Monday when I get the tool made for springs.
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how long is a piece of string ?
so long as it is reasonably secure and you don't bump into it, as long as you like.

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Removing the front tire. How long can the bike stay on the jack on the oil pan? Trying to get things ready for Monday when I get the tool made for springs.
I would say until entropy takes over and everything turns to dust.

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I'd be carefull & place a strong backup support under the forks. When I was doing my fork seals, I had the LT supported only with a hydraulic jack overnight. Next morning, I stepped into the garage to find that the jack had sagged & the LT was dangerously close to tipping forward & potentially falling off the jack onto the forks.
Thinking I had a leaking jack, I switched to another jack & checked it later. 2nd jack did the same thing in a few hrs.
So I then put large wooden blocks under each fork until I was ready to finish the seals.
These jacks are the same ones I routinely use for my cars with no sagging issues. I think maybe they hold better under more load.
To be safe, rig a backup support. Dropping an LT on it's forks would not be pretty.

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I'd be carefull & place a strong backup support under the forks. When I was doing my fork seals, I had the LT supported only with a hydraulic jack overnight. Next morning, I stepped into the garage to find that the jack had sagged & the LT was dangerously close to tipping forward & potentially falling off the jack onto the forks.
Thinking I had a leaking jack, I switched to another jack & checked it later. 2nd jack did the same thing in a few hrs.
So I then put large wooden blocks under each fork until I was ready to finish the seals.
These jacks are the same ones I routinely use for my cars with no sagging issues. I think maybe they hold better under more load.
To be safe, rig a backup support. Dropping an LT on it's forks would not be pretty.

Bob
The issue of course, is if the bike tips forward off the jack, it may be enough to get it to come off the center stand, necessitating three men, a mule & circus clown to pick it up. All the while, your wife is serenely shaking her head & asking the circus clown what he's doing later.

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