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Re: Paddock stands, bike lifts etc.

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weeksy wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:58 pm
mangocrazy wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:56 pm Another vote for the Abba Skylift here. You can do jobs with the Skylift that would be next to impossible with other stands. As an example, I needed to get the shock off my KTM Duke 690 to fit a different spring so i used the skylift in the 'stoppie' position. The back of the bike wasn't far off the ceiling. It would have been a pig of a job even with the conventional Abba stand, as the shock has to come out from underneath and the rear wheel has to be at maximum compression (I used a ratchet strap through the wheel and round the subframe.) I was able to do the job in complete comfort sat on a stool next to the bike and it took about half an hour to remove and re-fit the shock.
For shock I just used the grab rails and ratchet straps on the rafters. 10 mins
I didn't have that option - no visible rafters on my ceiling. Plus it sounds more than a bit scary... :shock:
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Re: Paddock stands, bike lifts etc.

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mangocrazy wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:23 pm
weeksy wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:58 pm
mangocrazy wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:56 pm Another vote for the Abba Skylift here. You can do jobs with the Skylift that would be next to impossible with other stands. As an example, I needed to get the shock off my KTM Duke 690 to fit a different spring so i used the skylift in the 'stoppie' position. The back of the bike wasn't far off the ceiling. It would have been a pig of a job even with the conventional Abba stand, as the shock has to come out from underneath and the rear wheel has to be at maximum compression (I used a ratchet strap through the wheel and round the subframe.) I was able to do the job in complete comfort sat on a stool next to the bike and it took about half an hour to remove and re-fit the shock.
For shock I just used the grab rails and ratchet straps on the rafters. 10 mins
I didn't have that option - no visible rafters on my ceiling. Plus it sounds more than a bit scary... :shock:
It swings about at times yeah :mrgreen:
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Re: Paddock stands, bike lifts etc.

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Had a van drop this off yesterday, decent enough.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392276575543
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Re: Paddock stands, bike lifts etc.

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What about these then?

Just spotted on FB, made in Polska.

https://blacksmithstands.com/en/motorcy ... nd-stands/

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No idea of the price.
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For my mechanical skills, I just need the wheels off a bit. 🙂
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Re: Paddock stands, bike lifts etc.

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KungFooBob wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:34 pm What about these then?

Just spotted on FB, made in Polska.

https://blacksmithstands.com/en/motorcy ... nd-stands/

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No idea of the price.
It has the air of something built to circumvent patents. I'm a big fan of weird, but not when it comes to bike stands.