sorry peeps for the typonese eyes are shot by sleep time all the weldings catching up on me
I second on what he said. Had to remove a leaky fork, because of a scratch that wrecked seals, and also changing out the tire. Center stand, and just lift the area where the front through bolt for the engine is. I even had to climb on to reinstall the fork spring (what a joy that is). No issues what so ever.If all you want to do is lift the front end enough to remove the forks, put the bike on the center stand and lift the front of the bike with a scissors jack under the engine where the engine mount goes through. You only have to lift it less than an inch to remove the front wheel, then you can remove the forks. If your worried about the bike tipping, place a 6 foot long 2X6 just in behind the center stand and use ratchet straps secured to the ends of the board and the frame of the bike on either side.