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This is a discussion on Front Jacking Point within the Grom Talk forums, part of the Honda Grom Forums category; I had to replace the front tyre the other day in preparation for my Groms MOT (it passed with no issues) so I changed the ...

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    I had to replace the front tyre the other day in preparation for my Groms MOT (it passed with no issues) so I changed the wheel, bearings, and brake disc among other things. Obviously to swap out the wheel I needed to jack the front of the bike up. And to do so I had the rear on a paddock stand and used a scissor lift with some wood under the engine to raise the front. While this worked I wasn't happy with the setup, it wasn't as stable as I would have wanted and I was concerned that the points on the engine I was using were not the strongest. However it worked. But in the future I will need to lift the front higher and for longer in order to remove the forks to work on them, and thus I need a better or more convincingly secure way of jacking up the front of the bike, and so to my question...

    How do you lift the front of the bike safely?

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    I get two ratchet straps and loop both around the triple tree and then around the rafters in my garage. The just ratchet it up evenly.

    I have a triple tree stand but for some reason it doesnt work with the grom.

    Wait what is with your name? Are we gonna have a problem here?
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    Same thing, I regularly hang my Grom, both for front or rear.
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    Now that was funny.....

    Back on topic.....I have also used a A-frame ladder positioned over the front end of the bike, and used two straps connected to the ladder to hold up the front end from the handlebars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordSquirrel View Post
    Wait what is with your name? Are we gonna have a problem here?
    Now I'm not saying you should be, but if I were you I'd be worried...

    As for the suggestions, hanging from the rafters or an A frame ladder isn't going to work for me. Mainly as I don't have rafters or a ladder, but also I don't like the the idea of the bike swinging around from a couple of straps (I've seen a video of someone doing this on line, and it didn't look very secure), plus the lifting points might also be something I'd want to remove. Any other ideas out there?

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    Build one like this so you can work either the front or the rear wheel.

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    ^^ that, or you could have a look at Abba stands, they have those for the Grom / MSX even though it's not listed.
    https://abbastands.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel_hunter View Post
    Now I'm not saying you should be, but if I were you I'd be worried...

    As for the suggestions, hanging from the rafters or an A frame ladder isn't going to work for me. Mainly as I don't have rafters or a ladder, but also I don't like the the idea of the bike swinging around from a couple of straps (I've seen a video of someone doing this on line, and it didn't look very secure), plus the lifting points might also be something I'd want to remove. Any other ideas out there?
    I only have a back yard so no rafters to use, when I took my fork legs out to change the oil I put a wooden plank across two wheelie bins and tied the bike up that way.... bit of a bodge but it was secure and worked as a one off.
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