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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Changing tire without stand

My Pirellis are bald and I got some new tires and a special tool for the nut on the hub. I'm thinking of taking the bike to the local Aprilia dealer to get the tires put on. My problem is that I don't yet have the factory rear stand. So I'm wondering if the shop is likely to have a stand that will work - or is the MV stand the only one that will fit? Anybody else ever encounter this problem?

And no, taking the bike to the 'local' MV dealer isn't practical because it's a 4 hour drive each way.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 08:13 PM
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No, they won't have it. Buy the pitbul, it's much better.

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Dont worry,I am sure the bike shop will be able to lift the bike,either a rear stand or a swingarm pivot stand,most bike shops have to cater for different brands of bikes,Mitch.
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If you have a step later and straps you can get it done.

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No, they won't have it. Buy the pitbul, it's much better.
I'm trying to avoid spending more money. Already spent quite a bit over the past month or two.

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Dont worry,I am sure the bike shop will be able to lift the bike,either a rear stand or a swingarm pivot stand,most bike shops have to cater for different brands of bikes,Mitch.
Ok, I was thinking maybe they could figure something out but I didn't know how difficult it is to support a bike with this kind of swingarm.

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If you have a step later and straps you can get it done.
I'm not really wanting to do it myself. I'm living in a rented house so it's not like I can make holes for anchor points in the ceiling. And hanging the bike from step ladders doesn't sound very fun.

I guess I'll ride it to the shop this weekend and talk to them about it. I need to point out that the chain should be more loose than usual. And that they should use the special tool for the hub. And they should be careful about following the torque specs for the rear hub. Anything else I should mention to make sure I don't get a nasty surprise?
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You dont touch the chain adjustment when taking the wheel off mate,just undo the lefthand threaded wheel nut and the wheel just falls off,everything else is untouched,thats the benefit of a singlesided swingarm,Mitch.
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You dont touch the chain adjustment when taking the wheel off mate,just undo the lefthand threaded wheel nut and the wheel just falls off,everything else is untouched,thats the benefit of a singlesided swingarm,Mitch.
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Sorry,forgot I was in the Brutale section,I have F4 on the brain,but my point is the shop does not have to touch the chain adjustment,Mitch.
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Cool! I have the short arrow exhaust so I'm thinking it probably doesn't need to be removed?
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don't forget the nut is LH thread and not easy to loosen at the best of times!

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