Lifting a TDM 850 MK1 3VD

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Starkmojo, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Starkmojo

    Starkmojo Chief Totberry

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    So my next phase of work involves:
    Installing the stock sprocket replacing the freeway flyer one that the PO put on.
    adjusting the chain afterwards
    replacing the mono shock

    all of these thing require lifting the rear wheel.. sadly the bike does not have a centre stand, nor have I found an aftermarket one that fits so I need to lift the bike some other way. I have a craftsmen ATV floor jack I got from an inmate but when I looked I realized that the exhaust is in the way. I suppose I could remove the exhaust to lift the bike but there has to be a better way I am not seeing. Any Ideas anyone?
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  2. Starkmojo

    Starkmojo Chief Totberry

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    OH and if anyone knows where I can get a centre stand for a 1993 TDM 850.. share the knowledge!
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  3. CycleDoc59

    CycleDoc59 Wrench Rider

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    I change a lot of tires. Many bikes have no center stand. I have
    several wheel lifts, bike lifts/etc, but find that using the side stand
    down along with a small jack is often easier/faster. Sometimes I put a block
    under the side stand [​IMG]to reduce lean when the bike is jacked up. There's usually
    a jacking spot at or near the right foot peg for getting the rear wheel off the
    ground, and exhaust pipes just behind the front wheel to raise the front....
    Thin wood pieces/rags/etc prevent marring of bike parts....
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  4. dduelin

    dduelin Be Thou My Vision, Oh Lord Of My Heart

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    Do you have a place to throw a rope over a rafter or tree limb? One of the things in the garage I use infrequently is a come-along rachet hung from an eye in a ceiling rafter but when I do need it it is very convenient.
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