Paddock stands, bike lifts etc.

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Paddock stands, bike lifts etc.

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Whats the latest and greatest with these then?

I have a few jobs I need to do which involve suspending bikes to various degrees and I am not sure what to get. As an example....

I have a CBR600 (conventional box section swingarm) which I need to remove both wheels from to get tyres. I also want to replace the rear shock and forks. This bike has a centre stand so I could probably fudge my way through if needed.

I also have a Speed Triple with a SSSA that I plan to completely strip/rebuild, right down to getting the frame powder coated. I.e. everything out. No centre stand.

I currently have a paddock stand just for the Speed Triple, it's the kind which slots into the rear wheel hub.

What would be the best/most universal way of picking these bikes up?
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ABBA stand innit.
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Wot he said
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They go in the swingarm pivot right?

I suppose if I am taking the swigarm out I can remove the rest of the bike first so it's light enough to manhandle. :D
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Mr. Dazzle wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:12 am They go in the swingarm pivot right?

I suppose if I am taking the swigarm out I can remove the rest of the bike first so it's light enough to manhandle. :D
There's an optional kit that replaces the footrests with ABBA mounts so you can remove the swingarm.
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Constands don't mount through swingarm mount. But through frame mount points. So may work better.
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I use one similar to this:

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I've successfully lifted bikes from a Honda SLR650 to a Norton ES2 via Guzzi V50, Matchless G80 etc. I have had to make timber bases to support the crankcases on some however.

It works well, is easy to stow under the bench when not in use and is reasonably stable with the bike tied down. If space is limited you can also shuffle the whole thing sideways to get access to both sides. Mine was about £80.
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Is this a bit too old school?

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Post by Skub »

I've Harris paddock stands for normal stuff,anything else the Abba stand comes out.

Really the Abba can do it all,but I had the Harris stuff from way before it arrived.

The Skylift thing Abba do looks useful,especially if you don't have a ramp/lift.
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With Abba stands, when you're doing front end stuff I guess you just put something under the headers, shove a bag of cement on the pillion seat etc?
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Mr. Dazzle wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:25 pm With Abba stands, when you're doing front end stuff I guess you just put something under the headers, shove a bag of cement on the pillion seat etc?
Abba stand front wheel lift kit :)

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Genuine ABBA strap too? ;)
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yes, comes with the kit.
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iansoady wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:59 am I use one similar to this:

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I've successfully lifted bikes from a Honda SLR650 to a Norton ES2 via Guzzi V50, Matchless G80 etc. I have had to make timber bases to support the crankcases on some however.

It works well, is easy to stow under the bench when not in use and is reasonably stable with the bike tied down. If space is limited you can also shuffle the whole thing sideways to get access to both sides. Mine was about £80.
What's the weight limit on this lift? I need one for 250kg plus.
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I can't remember exactly but well over that.
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Parents have bought me an ABBA stand with front lift kit for Crimbo. Cheers peeps. :D

Should be just about perfect for getting 2 new tyres, new shock and new forks bits onto the CBR.