Supporting Your Bike While Servicing
Though covered in the service manual, many people use creative methods to support a bike while servicing it. This often results in tip-over accidents. Below we list methods that are proven to work. And also the ones that aren't.
Disconnecting the Battery
Unless it is something very simple, it is a good idea to disconnect the battery while working on your cycle. Remember that some wires are hot even when the key is in OFF position.
To disconnect the battery:
Supporting the Rear End
Luckily, Ninja 250 has a centerstand, so it can be used to support the rear end.
A few comments about using the centerstand:
Of course, if you are not satisfied with the centerstand, you can always buy a swingarm stand. | Pit Bull's one is known to work:
Supporting the Front End
Depending on what exactly you need to do it can be done in a few ways:
1) If you need to work on forks you will have to prop the engine. Of course, you will have to remove the lower fairing for that to work. Be sure to put the bike on the centerstand to reduce the weight on the exhaust headers. Examples:
2) Of course, there is a civilized way of supporting your forks:
3) If you just need to take the front wheel off, you can
The obvious downside is that it's not very stable. Taking off both wheels with the front end supported in such a way is not recommended. However you don't need to take off any fairings for this method to work.
P.S. If you plan to work on the engine alone, read this: I want an engine stand for my 250