B12 K1 Front Wheel Removal.

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by toad_oftoadhall@yahoo.co.uk, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I need to change the front (and back) tyre on my K1 Bandit 1200.

    I had a quick look and there's no obvious jacking points to get the
    front wheel of the ground.

    Dr. Haynes says jack it up on the crank case. Is there a better way?

    Any further tips?

    .....and before anyone suggests it, no, I'm not letting a tyre dealer
    take my wheels off - it's bad enough trusting them with the rims.
    , Jul 2, 2006
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  2. Guest

    wrote in message
    Unless you've got a front stand that lifts from the headstock probably

    It's perfectly safe IME anyway; just put a block of wood between the
    jack and the engine.
    Slacken all of the fastners before you start. Put the rear on a stand
    (not sure if a bandit's got a centre stand, if it has use that) rather
    than jacking the front when it's on a side stand.
    Well, I don't have any worries about them removing the wheels; I'm sure
    they do this much better than I.
    , Jul 2, 2006
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  3. Use a piece of plywood or similar twixt jack and alloy casing. The
    better way, if you have a roof beam nearby, is to fasten a rope around
    the headstock and hold the bugger up, but to just change wheels it's not
    usually necessary.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jul 2, 2006
  4. Guest

    Ta all. I can't get to the bike right now to look - what's the best
    point on the crank case to jack from? Will it be possible to get to a
    central point (unobstructed by the exhaust) or will I need to lift from
    a point on the side?
    , Jul 3, 2006
  5. Central if possible. Do you have a centrestand? If so, see if it has a
    hole in it you can put a pin through to lock it upright. Then you can
    weight the back of the seat with throwover panniers filled with bricks.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jul 3, 2006
  6. Macie Guest

    Bricks? Bricks? The recognised special tool for weighting down the
    rear end is three bags of sand from B&Q. Doubles as somewhere to put
    your fags out, see.
    Macie, Jul 3, 2006
  7. Guest

    'It's only a Bandit'

    I mean, it's not like it's anything sporty, is it ? ;-)

    I think only BGN needs worry about the mechanic 'not doing things up
    quite right' if recent memory serves.

    , Jul 3, 2006
  8. Guest

    I wanted a sports bike but there was nowhere to put my pipe and my
    slippers got singed by the exhaust!
    , Jul 4, 2006
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