trial and error, have someone help you the first time, my batwing and goodies change the balance point on my bike, no 2 may be the same. ... and be careful, there are some grease nipple (zirks) under there that break off really easy.
I have the same type of jack. On my 2010 900C, the lower part of the rear suspension is in the way and I can’t balance it exactly. Thus, I have to jack up the front or the rear, but not both at the same time…
With the grease zirks being your lowest point there is no way to balance it on the jack! So what I did was...Jacked up the front first and placed jack stands under my crash bars where they bolt to the frame and than jacked the back up and left it on the jack. The bike was about 6" off the ground and solid!
That jack, on my 9 - the balance point seems to be on the zerks and just in front of the drain plug. Unfortunately this renders it useless for an oil change. I usually set it so the rear bar is on the joint. That clears the plug too just makes it front heavy. Best you can do!
Great thread. I have a VN2000 and had trouble with this issue too. No way to move the jack anywhere to get the whole thing up. I bought a Pepsx stand, and could not jack the bike in one shot to get the stand under it. Now I have a way to do it using the jack stands on the crash bars for the first part. Thanks.
If you check the VN900 service manual you will see that whenever they recommend getting both wheels in the air, two jacks are used. To keep it up, jackstands would be the best way, can always jack in increments if you need to get it higher for a wheel removal.
The easiest way I found to deal with all the crap hanging below the 900 was to block it up with some hardwood.
Spaced and angled to the frame, grooves cut in to trap the frame. Holds very well.
The ballance point will change, depending on what your working on. Ballance, then remove the front wheel and over she goes. Use the strap points and block under the wheels or frame for tipping support.
I have the harbor freight jack and I had to make two bars to fit in between the standard jack arms. Then the rear one goes just in front of the rocker arm. Also, I have to use a 3/8" thick piece of wood on the front arm to clear the little bit of engine block that sticks down. Honestly, the bottom of this bike is a pain in the arse!
Maybe I am overfilling since the bike is sometimes tilted when I fuel up. It does not seem to seal and leaks down my gas tank at times. Anyone heard of this? The rubber seal does look cracked up some. It is a keyed fuel cap, so not sure how easy that is to replace. Maybe the key part moves to...
This may be the original battery. On my way to work this morning and I noticed the clock had reset. I usually have the display set to the trip odometer, so it was strange to see the time on it at all. The time was wrong and must have reset to 12:00 sometime while I was riding. Pretty sure it was...
Had the drive belt on my 2007 900 custom break while driving to work a few days ago, with 80,000 km on it.
Does this seem a little early for it to wear out, in the repair manual no service limit is stated. Must be too many variables to take into account.
Has anyone replaced the belt, if so any...
Is anyone familiar with this $99 module (the ST2 module), that provides self cancelling turn signals for the VN900? The science behind it sounds interesting. I believe the VN900 is compatible with it, but I'm not 100% sure. I went to the website to check, but chose not to put my email address in...
Wow. I did not want to change the exhaust.....too loud for me. Changed Airbox (Ivan recommended because 900 is so air starved) , did the flash.
Brand new bike.
What everyone says is true. Did 160k km/h from 110km/h in about 5 seconds into the wind. Vibration is minimal. At 100km to 130km it's...
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