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Old 01-28-2017, 07:49 AM   #1
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Changing Tires and Bearings on Tandem Axle Feather

How do you jack your ultralight with NGX/BAL frame (White Hawk or Jay Feather) to change the tire and service the bearings? Does anyone use the Andersen jack that you roll up on? Are there specific tips or considerations to jacking with this ultralight frame?
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On our X23B I was able to use lego stacks under a tire to get the neighboring one off the ground. IIRC a stack of 2 and a stack of 4 did the job. Tried it on the 5th and found it's really too heavy, crushed one of the legos.
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How do you jack your ultralight with NGX/BAL frame (White Hawk or Jay Feather) to change the tire and service the bearings? Does anyone use the Andersen jack that you roll up on? Are there specific tips or considerations to jacking with this ultralight frame?
Anyone care to share how you elevate your Feather or White Hawk on the NGX/BAL frame?
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Thanks for bumping the thread.

I have a 23B, twin axle. Most important thing to remember is not to lift from the axle. Lift the frame.

I have done it a few different ways. I have a 7 inch ramp for leveling at my old house. So at home I have pulled one wheel up on that, and the other wheel is air born. If I use a jack, place it under the frame ether in front of or behind the wheel to to worked on. You will see some flex in the frame. At home I have a rolling floor jack I use with a block of wood on the lifting surface to spread the force out. On the road, I have a 2 ton bottle jack. Place it on a leveling board, and place it under the frame and lift. Make sure your jack is small enought to get under the frame with a flat, and will lift high enough to install the spare.

The key is to lift the frame near the wheel.

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