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post #1 of 11 Old 11-15-2019, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody with an Abba Stand?

Mine arrived pretty quickly. All the way from the UK to California, pretty fast.

But mine seems to have an issue.
In addition to the standard fittings, I received the 050 kit fittings.

On the left side of the GSX-S 1000, the pin that fits into the swingarm
seems much smaller than the swingarm hole. Perhaps it would work,
but it looks like it could be larger.

On the right side of the bike, the GSX-S 1000 needs a male fitting to fit into the
swingarm. The ABBA fitting seems to be a female. And if it were a male, it would
be too small to fit inside the swingarm hole.

But maybe I'm overlooking something?

I emailed Abba but it is Friday here, later there.
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I have the Abba Stand - works great. See picture for how mine is assembled.
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I should be embarrassed for my idiocy, reversing the fittings.
I will later ponder, review the directions, and lend myself insight.
But for now, I just want to thank you profusely for totally making my day!
Really. I just went out in the dark, with a headlamp, and my bike is now
sitting on its new Abba stand awaiting tomorrow's tire change. Made
possible only by your willingness to help.
Thank you!!!!!! I owe you.
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I should be embarrassed for my idiocy, reversing the fittings.
I will later ponder, review the directions, and lend myself insight.
But for now, I just want to thank you profusely for totally making my day!
Really. I just went out in the dark, with a headlamp, and my bike is now
sitting on its new Abba stand awaiting tomorrow's tire change. Made
possible only by your willingness to help.
Thank you!!!!!! I owe you.
Hands up everyone who has never made a mistake like that. <tumble weed blows across the stage> &#x1f609;
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I have one too, great product for bikes with no centre stand fitted.
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Essential if you want an easy time changing the rear shock.

Blue Naked 2015 ABS model. PCV, Nitron Ntr-1 shock, MRA screen(modified) Puig crash bungs, HEL lines and EBC-HH pads, job done. (Riding since 1959.)
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I used a scissor jack and ziptied the rear brake. Really simple... other than the fear of getting your arm chopped off. Next time, will strap the passenger pegs to an A frame ladder to ease my mind.

Or just replace the bulky ramp lift with an ABBA Skylift.

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I used a scissor jack and ziptied the rear brake. Really simple... other than the fear of getting your arm chopped off. Next time, will strap the passenger pegs to an A frame ladder to ease my mind.

Or just replace the bulky ramp lift with an ABBA Skylift.

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Could you please clarify? I was really tempted to try a scissors jack under the sump,
maybe with a piece of plywood under it to spread the load. But I chickened out. It is
a pretty small sump.

(And that was going to be in conjunction with my standard method for bikes
with no centerstand--run the front tire up against my car bumper, and
ratchet-strap the handlebars to the undercarriage of the car, as if tying the bike
onto a trailer or in the bed of pickup.)
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Could you please clarify? I was really tempted to try a scissors jack under the sump,

maybe with a piece of plywood under it to spread the load. But I chickened out. It is

a pretty small sump.



(And that was going to be in conjunction with my standard method for bikes

with no centerstand--run the front tire up against my car bumper, and

ratchet-strap the handlebars to the undercarriage of the car, as if tying the bike

onto a trailer or in the bed of pickup.)
Didn't have wooden blocks on hand so used books/flash cards. With the bike on the rear stand...

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