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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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How to lift F3 front wheel?

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as I described in my new member introduction my upper triple clamp is not fitting anymore.
Context is that I replaced the left handlebar as it has been bended by the accident. I got the triple clamp off without struggle (just had to pull a bit and off it went). Before this repair I had the bike on the street already, didn't notice anything strange.

So it seems like I need to lift the front wheel and loosen the bolts on the lower trimple clamp? Then try to make it fit again while hoping it's not tweaked...
Lifting the bike with straps attached to a overhead beam isn't possible. So I wondered if it's possible to lift the F3 at the engine (like in the picture)? Or would I damage the engine?
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Using care, and an appropriate piece of dunnage, with the bike firmly on the rear stand, you should be able to support the weight of the front of the bike from below.

Where you choose to do that, is up to you.

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Loosen ONLY the triple clamp bolts.. DO NOT loosen the lower triple bolts.
once you unweight the front wheel from the ground the top clamp will slide right on.
I used a rear stand and a floor jack.. if things are not bent it will slide right on.
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I use an Abba stand to get both wheels off the floor. Bike is rock solid in it.
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Use tie down straps between the wheels and pull them tight

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Loosen ONLY the triple clamp bolts.. DO NOT loosen the lower triple bolts.
once you unweight the front wheel from the ground the top clamp will slide right on.
I used a rear stand and a floor jack.. if things are not bent it will slide right on.



I've done this and can say its worked, as you need to lift the front wheel. Just to add though, put a piece of wood between the floor jack and bike and try to jack it up on your headers ay the strongest point where the downpipes come together.
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So after some struggle with a broken floor jack I managed to lift up the front wheel.

The top clamp basically slided in on its own. That was quite a happy moment


Beside cosmectics the bike is repaired for the rest of the season. So thanks for the help!
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No worries about deforming the exhaust system doing this?
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Thanks for the report back! Glad you got it sorted.

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No worries about deforming the exhaust system doing this?
Yes, I had worries. But turned out nothing happened. Only pumped it up once as much as I needed and put it down. Took like 2 minutes.
Still had a bad feeling about it and would recommend another method if available.
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