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    Abba stands

    Anyone got one? are they any good?

    thinking of getting one for my 06Rsvr

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    Don't leave home without one

    Seriously, they are essential I'd say and much safer/easier to use than a paddock stand when on your own.

    Mines an abba copy rather than an original but it functions just the same.

    Rob

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    great piece of kit

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    I've already got a bump stop, so wondering how much benefit I'd get out of it

    the bump stop keeps it level and a rear stand would let me do everything round the back quite comfortably.

    does an abba stand lift both wheels at the same time? or just one/ either singually?

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    On the Abba the front wheel is on the ground unless you use a jack under the sump. It's quite safe to do that and have both wheels up and the bike suspended at the swinging arm pivot.

    What's a bump stop?

    Rob

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    Cool, thanks i'll have a look into them.

    Bump stop is a good security device, but people also use them to secure the front wheel during transport. They are awesome.

    http://www.bumpstop.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by R15 RSV View Post
    Cool, thanks i'll have a look into them.

    Bump stop is a good security device, but people also use them to secure the front wheel during transport. They are awesome.

    http://www.bumpstop.co.uk/
    I had seen them but did not know what they were called. The guy I bought my RSV off used the abba on a trailer for transport too.

    Rob

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    abba stands are great for removing the front wheel and forks if you jack the front up, or buy their little front lift too, rear shock (weight is off the rear wheel) swingarm (with additional swingarm adapter) etc. I often use mine if I'm leaving the bike any amount of time. My go to is the rear and front paddock stands though, as they are a bit quicker to whip on and off.

    I'm not sure I'd want JUST a abba in my garage, would need at least a rear paddock stand too I reckon.

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    Here's my ABBA...great bit of kit.
    But you deffo need a paddock stand for ease of use.










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    Tifa that is one amazing piece of kit! Thanks for showing me the pics.

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    That's a very different abba stand to the normal one! What is that awesome bit of kit?

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    Makes mine look positively inadequate , Have u got a hole in the bottom of the fairing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Here's my ABBA...great bit of kit.
    But you deffo need a paddock stand for ease of use.
    Is that a stand or what! I thought we were talking about the original type abba. How much are the 'abba on a jack type'?

    Rob

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    searsy, the Tuono bellypan it open at the bottom....great for servicing, shit for keeping the crap out

    I've had it about 4 years now, brilliant bit of kit. You have to be sensible when you are undoing/tightening some parts, it say for instance you start hauling away at a tight axle bolt, you can run the risk of pulling it over, or off the stand....it's a 2 second job to lower & raise it again...so you just need to apply a bit of common sense. When not in use, the top frame comes apart, and the whole thing stores out of the way under the bench.
    can't remember exactly how much I paid for it....about 250 'ish' I think

    Oh yeah..almost forgot, one of the things I really like about it is that once the bike is up, you can wheel the whole lot sideways, for instance, really tight up against a wall, to give you spare room if space is tight, or you need to get some thing past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    searsy, the Tuono bellypan it open at the bottom....great for servicing, shit for keeping the crap out

    I've had it about 4 years now, brilliant bit of kit. You have to be sensible when you are undoing/tightening some parts, it say for instance you start hauling away at a tight axle bolt, you can run the risk of pulling it over, or off the stand....it's a 2 second job to lower & raise it again...so you just need to apply a bit of common sense. When not in use, the top frame comes apart, and the whole thing stores out of the way under the bench.
    can't remember exactly how much I paid for it....about 250 'ish' I think

    Oh yeah..almost forgot, one of the things I really like about it is that once the bike is up, you can wheel the whole lot sideways, for instance, really tight up against a wall, to give you spare room if space is tight, or you need to get some thing past.

    AMAZING!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    searsy, the Tuono bellypan it open at the bottom....great for servicing, shit for keeping the crap out

    I've had it about 4 years now, brilliant bit of kit. You have to be sensible when you are undoing/tightening some parts, it say for instance you start hauling away at a tight axle bolt, you can run the risk of pulling it over, or off the stand....it's a 2 second job to lower & raise it again...so you just need to apply a bit of common sense. When not in use, the top frame comes apart, and the whole thing stores out of the way under the bench.
    can't remember exactly how much I paid for it....about 250 'ish' I think

    Oh yeah..almost forgot, one of the things I really like about it is that once the bike is up, you can wheel the whole lot sideways, for instance, really tight up against a wall, to give you spare room if space is tight, or you need to get some thing past.
    Nice piece of kit. One of the nice things about the standard type is the absolute stability but I'd sacrifice that for the ability to lift and move too. I have to shuffle mine on the sidestand to move it in the garage.

    If I ever find 250 needing a good home I'll get one of those.

    Rob

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