Can anyone tell me if there's a way to do this without damaging the bike? I have a lot of work to do on the bike to include suspension work, which requires the bike to have no pressure on the swing arm.
I'd love to just hoist the whole bike up, but am not sure where/how to connect the bike to some sort of hoisting system.. (probably just get ratcheting straps and hoist it to the rafters, but how do I connect to the bike?
To remove the rear shock I just used two jack-stands on the foot pegs so that the rear wheel is off the ground (and it's even easier if you remove the rear wheel after it's suspended, also). As far as the forks, just get a triple tree stand, or a tall sturdy step ladder and use a ratchet strap like I did here:
Should I replace both the lower and upper bearings or will I be fine with just replacing the upper to solve my handle bar play under heavy braking? Just curious cause the lower bearing looks like a lot more work. Plus how did you torque the steering head nut?
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