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Offline Blue_Rubber

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How to lift bike for maintenance?
« on: July 30, 2021, 10:32:43 PM »
I've got an XRX Low so it doesn't have a centre stand.

What are some good alternatives to a paddack stand, as I have a habbit of dropping bikes when using one alone.  :034:

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Re: How to lift bike for maintenance?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2021, 07:35:23 AM »
I'm overhauling a Honda CBR900RR for someone at the moment and have the same problem. I've got an Abba centre paddock stand which basically slots into the swinging arm on either side which is good for allowing you to remove the wheels and is very stable. However, it doesn't help when you have to remove the swinging arm during a major service. Since the bike is on an hydraulic lift, I bought a relatively cheap scissor jack platform to raise the bike sufficiently for this purpose which is very stable but depends on having suitable points under the engine to push up against. Since it's on a lift, I am also able to use ratchet straps on either side to make it even more stable.
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Offline Snownorge

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Re: How to lift bike for maintenance?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2021, 11:05:46 AM »
,Abba stand ,not cheap but works for me,you can get fittings for bolting on too the footpeg mounting so can remove swing arm.

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Re: How to lift bike for maintenance?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2021, 01:40:45 PM »


👍ABBA  stands are very good.

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« Last Edit: July 31, 2021, 01:43:19 PM by chuckxc »
Laterally unstable unless moving.

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Re: How to lift bike for maintenance?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2021, 09:33:42 PM »
Thanks for the info everyone, sounds like the Abba centre paddock stand would be the best solution as it's very quick to use and fairly cheap.

 


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