I have a 2005 R1200RT with ESA. I ordered lowering springs today and I'm over an hour from the closest BMW dealer. I want to take the shocks off, then take them to the dealer to change the springs. I'm looking for tips on being able to get the front wheel high enough to get the front shock off, safely, without the bike falling, and keep the bike safe from falling when I'm done because the shocks may be off for close to a week. One of the things I'm also wondering is if I can put the rear tire back on with the shock off the bike and not need the bike on any type of jack being that the engine acts as a stressed frame member, I'm not comfortable with leaving it on a jack for very long. Mechanically, removing the shocks seems really easy. It's keeping the bike stable and upright is my concern.