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Not really a "how to" but more of how to suspend the bike to remove front end.
A couple of pics of my buddies bike suspended and the from end off...easy to do and pretty solid.
Make sure it's a sturdy ladder, strap around frame spars or appropriate solid point and Bob's your uncle.







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ummm, perhaps a blanket or some protection for the painted parts such as the tank ???

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That's a great idea...I need to replace the fork seals on the Busa and our house doesn't have open rafters like our old one did.
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Yes I've done it like this before...a good suggestion by Duck to cover the nice bits, or just remove what you want. It will hang like that indefinitely with absolutely no worries.



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Yes I've done it like this before...a good suggestion by Duck to cover the nice bits, or just remove what you want. It will hang like that indefinitely with absolutely no worries.
I have also done this before with other bikes, Not with the RC though as I have steel girders in the basement to hang from.
UH....YEAH !!! cover the nice bits......one bump and it could swing and go "SCRATCHY" that would suck ballz !! My dad dropped and dented my ninja tank before so I am ANAL on that shite.....

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I'd feel waaay more comfortable with a simple steering stem or triple tree front stand. Hate to see a ladder slip on the floor at some point.


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I know guys that have been doing it this way since the '70's never an issue...



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I use the same method. Most stands are $50.00
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Even though the ladder may never slip, I would be worried about the weight capacity of the ladder, and how well your tie downs or ratchet strap can hold weight over time. I would at least tie the straps off to make sure they aren't going to slip. The stands are obviously a better way of doing things. Even a cheap stand would be better than doing the ladder thing.

All that said, I would be pulling off body panels before I did anything like that. One slip of a strap or someone bumping into the ladder, and both of those lowers are screwed along with whatever else hits the floor if it comes off the rear stand (possibly everything)




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Ya but even bikes get knocked off of proper stands, you could always put a floor jack under just to stabilize it...



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