Having had a flat tyre on my 1200 Sport earlier this week (pulled a nice little nail out of the centre of the carcass). I encountered the problem of removing the rear wheel without a main stand being on my bike. Luckily I was at home at the time. As many of you know, removing the wheel itself on the CARC bikes, once you have the rear of the bike (and aforementioned wheel) off the ground, is very straightforward. However unless you have a bike work bench or other specialist device or have a main stand fitted to the bike itself, jacking the rear end up isn’t easy. I didn’t want to jack the bike up under the exhaust cat and the suspension linkage area seemed the only alternative. I’m wondering how others with CARC equipped bikes get around this problem?
I should add, I’m thinking of buying one of those small scissor type platforms that cost about Â£70, but I’d be interested to hear your views on the subject.coolonthecoast2013-05-10 14:20:47