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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2020, 10:18:43 am »
Oh yes it is...

Trolley jack and timber is far easier. No restriction to access as with a front stand, front wheel still pivots to get to everything without clambering all round the bike and it makes it far easier to clean stuff while you are in there.

If front stands were the best way, one wonders why dealers don't use them. Every one I've seen has a lift under the headers

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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2020, 03:15:18 pm »
Anyone thinking of the above have a look at what holds the headers on....and this bloke want to jack half a ton of bike up on them....

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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #32 on: October 15, 2020, 03:34:50 pm »
As I say, take a peek in the dealer's workshop.

And last time I checked, a K weighed in at 1/4 ton.
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« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2020, 04:08:09 pm »
Brian your starting to sound like my 92 year old mother....just because everyone else is jumping in the canal that don’t Make it right....What you are advocating is a bodge something that is done on other people’s bikes that they don’t know about but certainly not on ones own pride a joy.

What you are suggesting is about as mechanically pleasant as myxomatosis and rabbits but hey ho each to their own...


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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2020, 05:51:44 pm »
Does she jack hers up on the pipes too?

Back to the subject though:
- 4 header pipes * 2(?) studs = 8 lots of stress points / 320KG weight = only 40 Kg each
- the stud nut to engine block distance is pretty short, so the force * distance doesn't create a huge moment

Other considerations:
- about 1/4 of that 320Kg will be taken by the weight going through the rear wheel (pro)
- weight may not be evenly distributed across all 8 (con)

Sounds reasonable to me.

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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2020, 07:18:16 pm »
Brian your starting to sound like my 92 year old mother....just because everyone else is jumping in the canal that don’t Make it right....What you are advocating is a bodge something that is done on other people’s bikes that they don’t know about but certainly not on ones own pride a joy.

What you are suggesting is about as mechanically pleasant as myxomatosis and rabbits but hey ho each to their own...

I think your mother is far wiser than her son and I am honoured and very proud to be sounding like her.

I imagine, were she to ride a bicycle at her wonderful age, she might do so sitting on the saddle, just like everyone else always has always done and not by sitting on the front wheel...

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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2020, 07:36:06 pm »
Oh, and as the years creep ever by and my memory isn't what it used to be, I forgot to add that most of the 250'odd kgs are nowhere near the trolley jack. They are of course on the centre stand. How could one forget such a wonderful thing.

And if you don't have one, you should NEVER stick a trolley jack under your headers! Just don't ask me why I know that...

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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2020, 06:26:52 pm »
either way would work guys ....relax , as just noted its only holding the balance of the bike, most of the weight is on the center stand and the back wheel acts as a stopper. my issue with the headers way (hehe) is having to take off the belly pan.
the correct way to do it is tie the back of the bike down to your correctly positioned forklift , you can also tie to the handlebars but that is really only done if you need a lot of clearance or are very cross and need to show the bike whose boss...again, don't ask me how i know.

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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2020, 02:27:53 pm »
my issue with the headers way (hehe) is having to take off the belly pan.

I never take mine off. Just a short length of timber under the two 2 into 1 collector boxes within the width of the belly pan opening and the jobs a good un.

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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2020, 08:47:41 pm »
well that evens it up, good tip, although a fat person on the back seat will also work, best tied to bike in case you leave it overnight.

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« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2020, 10:31:06 pm »
No centre stand and I'm happy to use a trolley jack beneath the headers.
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Re: K1300s front discs
« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2020, 06:08:10 pm »
Wooo! Scary Tom. I would accept that you are an experienced mechanic but gravity bites...

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« Reply #42 on: October 19, 2020, 07:23:47 pm »
I do use an Abba bike stand seeing as I don't have a centre stand.
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