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PostSubject: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeMon Aug 26, 2013 5:50 pm

Hiya 

Now I've been pointed in the right direction for tyres (thank you Captain Crash), I need to get the rear wheel out of my '01 Volusia.  Piece of cake on the Katana, mudguard was under the seat.  Not so sure about this - that huge rear fender almost sits on the ground.  I've looked at the video clip of the home made wood jack/lift, but I'm not sure if it will lift the wheel high enough.  Is it easier to do by removing the fender?

I'm moderately competent/confident to try & tackle it - is it do-able, or would it be easier to ride down the dealers?  I just don't want to pay a fortune for something that looks like it should be easy.

Any tips/advice welcome

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeMon Aug 26, 2013 10:07 pm

katsd wrote:
is it do-able, or would it be easier to ride down the dealers?
I'd have thought it's do-able with a home made lift, might be tight and you'd have to have the wheel out at an angle, to get it out from under the fender, It would be easier to take it to the dealers and pay, but why not buy a proper bike lift with the money you'd pay the dealer? then you've got one for any future jobs.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeMon Aug 26, 2013 11:08 pm

I can recommend Liftmaster.... Proper solid lift. I did a unboxing/review on my youtube channel a while ago if you want a look before buy.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeMon Aug 26, 2013 11:39 pm

Good idea, I didn't realise they were that cheap nowadays.  

Marcin, can I ask if yours is the 14" or 17" lift version?

Cheers, Dave
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 9:33 am

Get a lift mate, check second hand as I picked one up for £35 quid (if I remember right), the thing is some people will buy these lifts to do a job and then never use them again and then end up selling them, this was the case with the one I got as it was like new.

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 10:59 am

katsd wrote:
Good idea, I didn't realise they were that cheap nowadays.  

Marcin, can I ask if yours is the 14" or 17" lift version?

Cheers, Dave

Mine is the wider one if I remember right.

Just checked, yes, it's the 17" wide base. And to be honest, I don't think I'd be happy with 14", seeing how much spece I got left on both sides.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 1:36 pm

Mine is the narrower one but when its on its solid but wider would be better.

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 1:52 pm

Mine just fits under the frame with an inch or two either side, not brilliant but I only use it for getting the rear wheel off.
For everything else, when doing usual maintenance & cleaning I use the Home made jack, that's no good for removing the rear wheel though.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 2:15 pm

Do you not have an issue with weight on those cruiser lifts if you take the rear wheel off. What I mean is would it possibly fall forward cause there was suddenly no weight at the back?
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 2:37 pm

Happily texting from the road...good day for a ride. :)

Not really Crash. I sat on mine while it was at maximum height and wobbled it back and forth. Rock solid. Most weight is a engine  so as long as you set the lift in a way that front wheel goes up first when rising, you should have no problems.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 6:06 pm

If any doubt is there it would always be possible to secure the bike frame to the lift.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 6:07 pm

Absolutely...and the lift I got comes with straps to secure it.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 6:24 pm

Good to know that for the peace of mind
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 9:03 pm

Liftmaster, with the larger platform, about £100 - nothing within a reasonable distance on ebay so looks like that's the one to go for
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSat Dec 21, 2013 11:08 pm

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my daughter is giving me money to buy this one for Christmas. I hope it will work on my trike
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSun Dec 22, 2013 10:48 am

I have one of these from my previous cruisers luckily. Works brilliantly and takes 450KG.

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorcycle/bike-lifts-movers/motrax-mini-jack

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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSun Dec 22, 2013 10:50 am

How's the balance on one like that Kevin?
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSun Dec 22, 2013 10:54 am

Not tried it on my M800 yet. I take of the little arms on top, place a bit of deckboard on the flat platform and then lift on the frame. Seemed stable on the HDs but the M800 frame is better and there is more room to work and the frame is the lowest point all the way across the frame.
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSun Dec 22, 2013 2:00 pm

Was looking at this  at the bike show in November.  Fantastic piece of kit & they will make an adapter to fit almost any bike.  Can't justify spending over £350 on it though - it just wouldn't get the use.  Still think it's going to be the Liftmaster - seems to have constantly good reviews on Amazon (yes, I've seen Marcins)
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSun Dec 22, 2013 5:25 pm

Ace lifts but the price is in another league for me. Very handy tho and easy to use anywhere
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeSun Dec 22, 2013 5:26 pm

Ace lifts but the price is in another league for me. Very handy tho and easy to use anywhere and they do them with a vl800 fitting as well
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PostSubject: Re: VL 800 Rear wheel removal    VL 800 Rear wheel removal  Icon_minitimeMon Dec 23, 2013 8:27 am

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How's the balance on one like that Kevin?

Just wacked it on the lift. Works great. Bike too low to use the arms but it is very stable. No problem lifting the front or rear of the cycle.
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