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Old 12-09-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hoisting 08 R6 using garage rafters

Hi there,

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?

Anyone done this?

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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Re: Hoisting 08 R6 using garage rafters

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:

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
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Re: Hoisting 08 R6 using garage rafters

If you have all the fairings off you can do it like I did. Buy some soft straps and run them through the frame then connect them to some ratcheting straps.

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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If you like working on your bikes, a good set of stands is a good investment.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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Re: Hoisting 08 R6 using garage rafters

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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Old 12-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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Re: Hoisting 08 R6 using garage rafters

You can buy a set of Craftsman stands at Sears for $20-25. That's what I used when I changed out my rear shock.
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Replace the upper and lower..
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as the lower is the one that takes the beating.
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Is there a write up posted anywhere for the R&R of the steering head bearings?
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