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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-03-2012, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Jack points

Anybody have any recommendation on where to lift these tbirds up from? I use a standard mc/atv jack and there doesn't appear to be a whole lot go places to pick it up from.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 08:38 AM
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Most guys use a peice of 3/4 (19mm) plywood under the sump with the jack.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 11:49 AM
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I was looking at it last night and it almost seems best if we take the seat off and find a way to hoist it rather than jack it up. Not sure yet but I have to figure this one out today as my new rear tire should be arriving shortly and I will need to replace it.

My ATV jack seems to want to be under the sump and the converter but I'm unsure of how much the converter will take?

On an other note does anyone know the torque specs on the rear axel nut?
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I use a moto/atv jack with a peice of plywood ( 3/4" ) that will span the jack and the sump only, many others do this also with no problems. the torque spec. is 110 nm. It's safer if you loosen and tighten while on the ground.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 05:53 PM
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I use a Pitbull lift. One arm under the CAT mounting bosses and the other arm lands nicely under the sump without touching the pipes. But you could place a small piece of plywood under the sump if you can't clear the pipes. This way the weight is pretty well distributed. The Pitbull lift is wider and has wider lift supports than most cycle jacks.
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I ended up using straps to lift it a couple inches just to get the jack under it. Then put a board across the atv jack and lifted it with that. I did however take up the slack on the straps just in case it came off the jack they would kep it from falling but it proved to be fairly stable and the new tire is on but I have to fight with the adjustment to get the belt to run a little less to the right side. I noticed it was doing this and it actually has worn a little off the side of the belt so its best to correct it now.
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