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#1 Snowbird

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 12:44 pm

Thinking of getting a paddock stand as my 4TX only has a sidestand, does anyone here use one and which have you found work best?

I've never used one before as always relied on sidestand and an axlestand kicked under somewhere but I aint getting any fitter with age so thought this might be an idea, I do have the luxury of a hydraulic bike bench but it's a pain without centrestand and further to fall with dodgy jacking.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:48 pm

Abba stand

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:52 pm

ABBA .... It's one of those things I got and then wondered how I had managed without.
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Posted 07 August 2019 - 02:34 pm

Did you manage to fit bobbins? They look more stable that L brackets.

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 02:50 pm

ABBA connects to swingarm holes. No bobbins required. It's not a paddock stand and makes it easy to raise fore and aft.
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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:23 pm

Abba stand, then if you want the front up some stud bar through the bottom engine lugs and axle stands, once on the Abba stand the bike can be lifted by leaning on the back.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:32 pm

I just looked at their website and looks a pretty good bit of kit, shame they don't fit mt xt600 as well, may need a separate paddock stand for that as an upright bike takes so much less space.

Mmmm decisions time......

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 04:22 pm

What is the total width of the abba when the bike is on it? Looks quite wide on their video and it's space I'm looking to save.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:05 pm

Approx 70cm measured under the cover, protrudes most on the right side, that's a mk1 but mk2 identical, will re-check tomorrow proper..


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:33 pm

Thanks Dabbers, can you measure face of swingarm pivot to outer edges of upright when fitted please.

If I can get both bikes to stand upright my garage should be easier to get round, I may modify the steering lock so it will lock the other way so it's easy to put a chain between front wheels.

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 08:53 pm

For storing bikes upright I got a bike stand from ghost bikes. Just roll the front wheel into it

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Edited by drewpy, 07 August 2019 - 08:59 pm.

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:00 pm

For storing bikes upright I got a bike stand from ghost bikes. Just roll the front wheel into it

I've seen a few of them on ebay, which did you go for and how stable is it?


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:42 am

Thanks Dabbers, can you measure face of swingarm pivot to outer edges of upright when fitted please.

If I can get both bikes to stand upright my garage should be easier to get round, I may modify the steering lock so it will lock the other way so it's easy to put a chain between front wheels.

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Okay Snowbird, as requested.

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Bit awkward one handed but, right side (sat on bike) 1st photo is approx 21.5cm and the left 12.5-13cm hth.

 

Edit........Measured to face of wood as the furthest point of the abba stand, bit hard to see in the photo.


Edited by dablik, 08 August 2019 - 11:43 am.

Bigred mk1 R1 Calipers- Braided lines- Givi wing rack-Crash bungs- Hi vis bullets-PR2's- and a hoot to ride.

Quad 900 Silver Laser duo tech pipes-Scott oiler-Engine crash bars- Radiator mounted see me ring LED's-Datatool system 3 alarm -Centre stand- Extender fender-Renthal bars-Handle bar risers-Mirror extenders-BMW GS Handgaurds-Acumen uprated horn & Nautilus-Stainless steel Radiator guard-Givi wing rack-OEM screen-Yammy touring screen-MRA Vario-MRA Double bubble cut down for fast as fk riding-Tiger screen-Tank protector-Stomp grip panels-Optimate lead

 

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 11:49 am

I've seen a few of them on ebay, which did you go for and how stable is it?

 

the one in the photo, it only cost me £20 though as a few bolts were missing.

you can't lean on the bike and can't work on it, but for me with 3 bikes I needed to be able to store it upright.

 

they couriers use them in their vans before strapping down


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 02:11 pm

@ Drewpy, Doh didn't spot the piccie link, stupid me....

Them ones look to be fairly cheap so very tempted to try one at least, thanks for the info.

 

@ Dabbers, the measures are perfect ta very muchly, I'll have a measure up later tonight when my fazer (now someone elses fazer) is gone and I've got a bit more room.

 

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 06:29 pm

Your welcome Snowbird, it all makes the world go round better :)


Bigred mk1 R1 Calipers- Braided lines- Givi wing rack-Crash bungs- Hi vis bullets-PR2's- and a hoot to ride.

Quad 900 Silver Laser duo tech pipes-Scott oiler-Engine crash bars- Radiator mounted see me ring LED's-Datatool system 3 alarm -Centre stand- Extender fender-Renthal bars-Handle bar risers-Mirror extenders-BMW GS Handgaurds-Acumen uprated horn & Nautilus-Stainless steel Radiator guard-Givi wing rack-OEM screen-Yammy touring screen-MRA Vario-MRA Double bubble cut down for fast as fk riding-Tiger screen-Tank protector-Stomp grip panels-Optimate lead

 

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 01:29 pm

Abbastand ordered, thanks for all the input.

If I can get it to work with my XT600E I'll get a second one, I can soon fabricate an adapter set but it may not be tall enough, we'll see.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 02:17 pm

Put it on a substantial block,railway sleeper? if not try a building site for an offcut of 9 x 2 or similar.



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 04:50 pm

Abbastand appeared today and is a doddle to use and stands rock solid, and as a bonus I recon I can make it fit my XT as well, they don't do a kit for it but the TDM bit seems to sit nice over the swingarm nut on right hand side just need to do a little bit of machining on an old 22mm socket to make an adapter for the left hand side, if it works ok I'll buy another.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:41 am

Another option is to make some fittings which you can bolt into the footrest hangers, Abba sell a kit for this for the TDM but i made some from my old 9r fittings, the swing arm can then be removed on the Abba stand, maybe you could transfer this idea for the XT as a way to lift it ?


Bigred mk1 R1 Calipers- Braided lines- Givi wing rack-Crash bungs- Hi vis bullets-PR2's- and a hoot to ride.

Quad 900 Silver Laser duo tech pipes-Scott oiler-Engine crash bars- Radiator mounted see me ring LED's-Datatool system 3 alarm -Centre stand- Extender fender-Renthal bars-Handle bar risers-Mirror extenders-BMW GS Handgaurds-Acumen uprated horn & Nautilus-Stainless steel Radiator guard-Givi wing rack-OEM screen-Yammy touring screen-MRA Vario-MRA Double bubble cut down for fast as fk riding-Tiger screen-Tank protector-Stomp grip panels-Optimate lead

 

1991 MK1 in need of some TLC watch this space  :) Sorted and on the Road Mick :P :P it's the bike that Jack built ;)



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