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Offline jixxer400

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Dragonfly front end jacking problem.
« on: 25 Jun 2023 at 15:55 »
Hi everyone,

I have a Douglas Dragonfly, and the front brakes need attention, can I ask if anyone has any advice as to how you raise the front end enough to remove the wheel.

The centre stand fails to lift either of the wheels off the ground, also, the sump and exhaust pipes are lower that the frame rails.

Other that making some wooden blocks to lift the frame, is there an easier way?

Offline Pallijen15

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Re: Dragonfly front end jacking problem.
« Reply #1 on: 25 Jun 2023 at 16:23 »
Do these centre stands have the same problem as my MkV had. You should check there isn't a lot of wear causing the top of the stand to make contact with the bottom of the crankcase. If it's okay then just put a block under the centre stand and lift it

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Re: Dragonfly front end jacking problem.
« Reply #2 on: 25 Jun 2023 at 17:14 »
Hi, thanks for the reply, it may be the issue, I will check tomorrow, I have not noticed any play in the stand, but that does not mean itís not damaged.

 

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