Thuxton 1200 Question

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  1. Dean Vowles

    Dean Vowles New Member

    Jan 27, 2024
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    Had a puncture in the front today :mad::mad::mad:how do you guys lift the front wheel off the ground? I've done it with a rear paddock stand and and a scissor jack and a piece of 2x1 under the engine in the past on my other bikes. Tubed as well I believe? TIA
     
  2. RetTh'ead

    RetTh'ead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2021
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    hi there,
    Lifting the front wheel I do the same as you, apart from I use a plank of wood about 6" by 1" on a trolley jack. If you look under the frame at the front of the bike there are two flat tabs welded on which balance the bike perfectly. If I am leaving the bike suspended for any length of time I am lucky in that I have a beam in the garage roof that I put a sling and a couple of ratchet straps over and secure to the handlebars. Just as belt and braces in case the trolley jack throws a wobbly.
    Cheers
     
  3. Dean Vowles

    Dean Vowles New Member

    Jan 27, 2024
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    Wales
    That's exactly how i was thinking of doing it i have a beam in the garage i was thinking of using Thank you
     
  4. Iceman

    Iceman Crème de la Crème

    Apr 19, 2020
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    I would invest in an Abba Stand, it will pay for itself over time, and you have no issues at all.
     
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  5. timboo

    timboo Senior Member

    Oct 17, 2021
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    #5 timboo, Feb 19, 2024
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2024
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