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post #1 of 5 Old Apr 10th, 2014, 1:50 pm Thread Starter
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Any one have experience using a swingarm lift to hold up the rear of the LT for a tire change? If so can you suggest one. I have used double swingarm lifts bit not a single sided one.

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Any one have experience using a swingarm lift to hold up the rear of the LT for a tire change? If so can you suggest one. I have used double swingarm lifts bit not a single sided one.

On the centerstand the tire is clear, no need for a lift. I changed the LT tires many times, no lift of any kind needed. Just remove the license plate carrier, remove the lug nuts, and roll the wheel out to the rear.

Front tire is easy too, on centerstand just add weight to the top box to hold the front tire off the floor, and remove it (or use something under the engine oil pan to jack it up) .

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Re: Swingarm lift

Thanks Dave. I've Pulled the wheel before on the center so I know I can do it I was just thinking how stable my other bikes feel when Working on them with the swingarm stand in place and maybe on a swing arm stand I might not have to remove the trailer hitch to get the tire off.

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Re: Swingarm lift

Depends on which hitch you have.
Bushtec: is almost impossible to remove rear tire with hitch in place
without access to a lift with removable plate. If the wheel can drop vertically all is good. Might try to gain extra space by using a 4x2 or such.
Dauntless hitch is easier but I haven't used one.
Just as quick to remove the hitch. Bike is still very stable on the center stand and front wheel.

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Thanks Dave. I've Pulled the wheel before on the center so I know I can do it I was just thinking how stable my other bikes feel when Working on them with the swingarm stand in place and maybe on a swing arm stand I might not have to remove the trailer hitch to get the tire off.
Understood. Did not know you had a hitch. I do not see how a lift could work on a single side swing arm, especially since you would have to lift the bike so high to get the tire out without being able to remove it to the rear.

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