Abba Skylift stands

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  1. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Elite Member
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    I am looking at investing in an Abba Skylift

    Abba Sky Lift - Speed Triple 1050 2010

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    Does anyone here have one or used one and have any feedback I should be aware of
    They are not cheap at £456.95 for the Speed Triple 2010. But can easily be adapted for other bikes at around £20 for the kits.

    I searched the forum already but posts seems to be about other stands.
     
  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Funnily enough there's a thread on a KTM forum about this very item - looks like a brilliant thing to me.

    I've got an e-mail into them asking if they have a fitment for my bike.

    If you at the price of a decent workbench, these things look like a bargain.
     
  3. DaveTheSuperVillain

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    Not had a chance to use it yet as it only turned up yesterday, but I just went for the Superbike Package in the end:

    http://abbastands.co.uk/product-detail.asp?item=superbike-package-2&pid=43

    Personally for I couldn't really see much point in paying out £300 more just for the added benefit of being able to lift the bike a bit higher........

    But then, with me being under warranty, you probably do a lot more work on yours than me!?!
     
  4. Red Thunder

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    Yeah, I need to get the front wheel off to change the tyre myself, plus I am convinced there is an air lock ion the cooling system somewhere still, so I want to lift the front high and see if there is any air in the radiator.

    I recently changed the rear caliper, and the fronts need a good clean, so having this lift would be very good for future work. It also needs a damn good clean around the engine, so lifting a meter or so would be very useful.
    I have a couple of mates nearby too so if they get the kits for their bikes they can benefit too.

    It's just the cost is as high as it lifts!
     
  5. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    As it's a tool that an individual won't be using it every day, is there any chance a few of you who live relatively close could buy it between you? That way it's not too much dosh and you all have the benefit of it being available.

    I've done this myself in the past when I wanted to buy Land Rover diagnostic kit and it worked out really well. When we had both had enough of it the kit was sold and we split the proceeds.
     
  6. tcbandituk

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    Bit of an old thread but I've only just bought a skylift and thought I'd add to this one rather than start a new thread.

    Had a slight hiccup initially when the hydraulic jack oil seal leaked, but they replaced it rapidly, and so I started using it last week.
    I'm liking it so far, hoiked the back wheel up to clean it, no need to sit on the floor and do it then the reverse for doing the front wheel.
    Even polished them while I was there, something I've not done on a bike for years...:)
    When finished just pushed the bike still on the lift into the corner of the garage.

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  7. Red Thunder

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    Looks good, is the footpump easy to use, I am considering getting the foot pump adapter for my earlier generation Skylift
     
  8. tcbandituk

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    I would think so, I did get the old std lever as well with it but haven't used it, so not definite.
     
  9. DonVulpes

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    Gutted mine wouldn't work on the TTR. It's an outstanding bit of kit.
     
  10. tcbandituk

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    It won't fit the other halfs Bonnie, but I might try using the footrest replacement kit (which I already have) and do it that way.
     
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