The weight of the bike has to be off the suspension but the rear tire will still be on the ground. If you jack it up too much, you will be picking up the weight of the swing arm and rear wheel. You have to find that sweet spot where they links will slide right off. You will want to jack it up under the frame of the bike.
2013 Highball (for me)
Torque Tube intake - VFCIII - Hacker Lake Pipes - Lloydz PTS set at +4 - Blinkers and License plate holder stripped - Side mount plate
2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 (for her)
2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50 (miss it)
1989 Kawasaki Ninja 500 (RIP)
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