For the Doo: lay it down or stand it up? - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions For repair, maintaining or modifying discussions related to the newly updated 2008 and beyond, Generation 2 KLR650 Motorcycle.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 Old 02-13-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
clogan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 341
For the Doo: lay it down or stand it up?

Getting ready to replace the OEM doohickey. Got all the parts; got the tools. (Thanks, Eagle Mike!).

What's the concensus; lay the bike over on its side, or can it be done on the center stand?

I also have a bike lift, if that's a better option.

Mine is a 2009, with Happy Trails center stand.

Thanks for advice,
CL
clogan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 02-13-2012, 01:47 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Delaware
Posts: 59
I did mine on the side stand because that was the only option. We leaned it over to the left for about 5 minutes to do part of the job, but that was it. I would use the bike lift if that was an option, get it up higher to make your work a little easier.
Fire44 is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 02-13-2012, 01:52 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cabot, AR
Posts: 43
Im no expert and have not done this yet but have read more than I care about the subject. I did see a good video tutorial that i think is on youtube. The bike was on a full lift. both tires on the lift. can't remember if it was on a center stand on the lift or just strapped in place. probably the best way in case you drop anything?? maybe? not sure if that would be better than having things dropp towards the engine instead of to the bottom.
ammca is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 Old 02-13-2012, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
clogan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 341
I am wary of using my bike frame lift due to the 130 lbs/ft bolt that I need to break loose. That kind of torque with bike on frame lift could be dicey!

Should crankcase be drained of oil?

CL
clogan is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 02-13-2012, 02:34 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Delaware
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by clogan View Post
I am wary of using my bike frame lift due to the 130 lbs/ft bolt that I need to break loose. That kind of torque with bike on frame lift could be dicey!

Should crankcase be drained of oil?

CL
I didn't think about the torquing of the bolt....

I used the side stand, it wasn't a big deal, just had to work sitting on the ground looking up. The good thing is if you did drop something it wasn't going to go in too deep. I think a center stand would have made the job easier.

I dropped the oil on mine, if you lay it over I don't think you would need to drain the oil, if done upright I think you have to drain it.
Fire44 is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 02-13-2012, 03:11 PM
4th Gear
 
Buildit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: London, Ohio
Posts: 1,123
We did mine on it's side with blocks of wood under the rear and front forks to stabilize it. I've also see milk crates used.

*** KLR650, Tweeting long before your kids thought it was cool.

ADVFilmer videos of trails, reviews and other dual sport related stuff. http://www.youtube.com/user/advfilmer
Buildit is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 02-13-2012, 08:07 PM
Moderator
 
klr4evr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3,560
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to klr4evr
Did mine on center stand no problem. Also have done them on a lift. I always strap the bike down and it's handy to have another person there when you torque the rotor bolt.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

<--- Please fill in the 'Location' on your personal profile page. User CP/Edit Your Details

This information makes it much easier for other members to answer/comment on your posts.
klr4evr is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 02-13-2012, 08:36 PM
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Nanaimo, BC, CANADA
Posts: 269
flopped mine on to a tire.

02 klr - heated vest and grips, corbin dished, EM doo, petcock mod, MB PCV mod, stainless oil filter, bash plate, mayher hand guards, low mount fender, power socket, tall windscreen, jardine exhaust, jetted, studebaker shifter, magnetic plug, airbox mod, k&N, kenda knobbies, DIY pelicans, HID light
96 zx11 - bone stock - saving for a collector plate
2011 BMW f800 GS - [email protected] crash bars, altrider skid plate, barkbusters, kako, aeroflow med, heated corbin, wolfman, kenda big blocks
doc3toes is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 03-06-2012, 09:56 PM
2nd Gear
 
ArcticKLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: No. CA
Posts: 366
Just did mine on the side stand. Had to drain the oil. One tip, get a friend to help you stabilize the bike while you break the rotor bolt, bike shifted on me a bit as I was cracking it...
ArcticKLR is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 03-06-2012, 10:32 PM
4th Gear
 
SLO-KLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paso Robles, CA.
Posts: 1,333
A pair of jackstands works well to stand the bike upright and stable if you don't have a lift available.
SLO-KLR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gen 2 kick stand on Gen 1? Mike at Tank Vest 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 1 10-29-2011 03:09 PM
'08 Center Stand Help Mylo1013 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 5 05-25-2010 10:46 PM
Best Center stand for 07 KLR Dwell 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 5 11-06-2009 11:32 PM
Who Sells This Stand??? klr4evr 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 7 04-06-2008 05:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome