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Lifting Cali without a lift

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by The_Randominator, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. The_Randominator

    The_Randominator Just got it firing!

    Jun 10, 2019
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    United Arab Emirates
    Hi guys, just a quick post, see I developed a leak in the rear diff a few thousand miles ago after I've had the tires changed. The leak was getting bigger so I decided to look into it.
    As you know because of the stupid plastic ring the wheel needs to come off, and just for information I have decided not to pit the ring back, so I can monitor the leak and top up until the gasket and o-ring set arrives.
    The challenge I faced was how to life the rear wheel off the ground without a lift, so I tried a few different tactics, but the simplest one worked the best, a pair of jack stands under the passenger footpeg bracket.
    If ever in need, just prop it under the right one, pull the bike over to the right and prop the other jack under the left one. Perfect balance. I did use a strap to hold the front brake lever pressed to avoid rolling of the front wheel IMG_20190806_183655.jpg IMG_20190806_183655.jpg IMG-20190806-WA0116.jpg
    James Chance and roadventure like this.
  2. roadventure

    roadventure GT Reference GT Famiglia

    Oct 18, 2014
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    Millville, Delaware
    Clever solution. Now I feel stupid for getting rid of my jack stands....

    The other thing I learned from your photos is to disconnect the muffler support brackets and allow the mufflers to drop low enough to remove the axle making use of the flex joints in the exhaust. I had been removing the mufflers at every rear wheel change...

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