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Hey yal, I got my used rotor in from e-bay yesterday and it looks clean.
A hell of a lot smoother than the one that's on it now.

Anyway, I need to install it this weekend but I don't have a motorcycle jack.
Anyone have any advise, tricks or tips about how to prop the bike up safely.
What I do have are pieces of 2x4, jack stands, and a 2-1/2 ton jack.
 

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Got any ratchet straps? Run one under the subframe and over something sturdy like a bigass tree limb/rafter. Ratchet it up and get it done. Make sure you break the axle nut loose before doing this because in the air its gonna be swinging around and shit whenever you do anything.
 

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While you are at it, order a rear stand and spools. I am sure you will need it again. Maybe borrow one from a friend?

I don't think I have ever been hard pressed to have to replace the rear rotor. Is it causing issues or just doesn't look good? Maybe I should use the rear brake more.
 

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While you are at it, order a rear stand. I am sure you will need it again. Maybe borrow one from a friend?

I don't think I have ever been hard pressed to have to replace the rear rotor. Is it causing issues or just doesn't look good? Maybe I should use the rear brake more.
if youre using the front breaks right it wont even be on the ground:naughty:
 

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While you are at it, order a rear stand and spools. I am sure you will need it again. Maybe borrow one from a friend?

I don't think I have ever been hard pressed to have to replace the rear rotor. Is it causing issues or just doesn't look good? Maybe I should use the rear brake more.
The pad was wore down to the metal, and the rotor had deep abrasion damage
so I figured I should by a new one. But I may slap a pad set on it and see how long they last lol :2fingerlol:
 

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This is a good rear stand for $40, and you can probably find it locally (you will need swingarm spools as well): Low Profile Rear Motorcycle Spool Stand

I have been using it for years without any issues.
 

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This is a good rear stand for $40, and you can probably find it locally (you will need swingarm spools as well): Low Profile Rear Motorcycle Spool Stand

I have been using it for years without any issues.
For a little more you can buy the interchangeable one so you do not need spools....this is what I have been using for the past 4 years with zero issues (Think I paid around $40 then..I forget)
TRACKSIDE - Rear Paddock Stand - Rear Stands - Stands - Accessories - Cycle Gear

Either way....OP I HIGHLY recommend you just go out and spend a little to get a rear stand regardless of quality. Unless you do not care so much about your bike you risk it falling if it is not supported correctly. Just buy the stands and you have peace of mind :) WIll make your life SOOOOOOO much easier (Sorry that does not answer your question)
 
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^^^ This ^^^

Cycle Gear

Although i have a Pit Bull front now, I still use my $40 Trackside rear. No spools needed! Takes a time or 2 to realize that its a super easy one-person deal! Never failed me in 100's of lifts. You need one for chain maintenance and adjustments anyway.

Commit to taking care of your bike the right way, and it will take care of you and give you many years of satisfaction.
 

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Hey yal, I got my used rotor in from e-bay yesterday and it looks clean.
A hell of a lot smoother than the one that's on it now.

Anyway, I need to install it this weekend but I don't have a motorcycle jack.
Anyone have any advise, tricks or tips about how to prop the bike up safely.
What I do have are pieces of 2x4, jack stands, and a 2-1/2 ton jack.
Also, heat rotor bolts with a blow dryer/hot air gun, those bolts are loctited. Use a nice big 1/2" ratchet so you don't strip them. Breaker bar is even better. Rotor bolts are notoriously tough.
 
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where to begin...

I suppose you saved 20 bucks on a used rear sprocket... for what you saved on a used sprocket you should at least invest in $8 swing-arm spools and a rear jack is THE investment so you don't tip the bike with no wheel thus ruining:
plastics (hundreds)
brakes (hundreds)
swing arm (hundreds)
tank (hundreds)
handlebars and mirrors (maybe hundreds)
bike tipping over on you and then you can't work cause you a dumb a$$ (thousands)

Sounds like a good idea to redneck mechanic this sh*t... maybe you got a spare mattress and pillows you can put around the bike. shameful.

new sprocket $35
swing-arm spools $8
Rear jack $35
wrecking your bike to save a hundred buck... priceless
 
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Also, heat rotor bolts with a blow dryer/hot air gun, those bolts are loctited. Use a nice big 1/2" ratchet so you don't strip them. Breaker bar is even better. Rotor bolts are notoriously tough.
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Yeah put on at the factory with red loctite, Use the right size metric, (allen or torques) & a breaker bar.
But be sure to break em loose before you lift the bike.
 
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where to begin...

I suppose you saved 20 bucks on a used rear sprocket... for what you saved on a used sprocket you should at least invest in $8 swing-arm spools and a rear jack is THE investment so you don't tip the bike with no wheel thus ruining:
plastics (hundreds)
brakes (hundreds)
swing arm (hundreds)
tank (hundreds)
handlebars and mirrors (maybe hundreds)
bike tipping over on you and then you can't work cause you a dumb a$$ (thousands)

Sounds like a good idea to redneck mechanic this sh*t... maybe you got a spare mattress and pillows you can put around the bike. shameful.

new sprocket $35
swing-arm spools $8
Rear jack $35
wrecking your bike to save a hundred buck... priceless
Sprocket?? lol
 

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Yeah put on at the factory with red loctite, Use the right size metric, (allen or torques) & a breaker bar.
But be sure to break em loose before you lift the bike.
yeah..... I swapped the rotors on the 650...after I took the wheel off lol, was a bitch, but not undoable, just put a cardboard box under the wheel.
 

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Those look nice
 
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