Oldie

Abba Sky Lift

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I bought this mainly for the ZRX as Abba don't (as yet) list a fitting kit for the X-11. However, we have sent pics of the swingarm pivot to Abba to see if any similar kits exist, or they may just make one up for the X. It shouldn't be a big deal to fabricate one.

 

The stand itself is really just a bit of a luxury as most jobs can be done with either a paddock stand or the much cheaper Abba types, where the bike is only lifted a few inches from the deck. Unlike the X, the Kawa doesn't (and can't) have a centre stand so some kind of lift is essential for basic maintenance.

 

The kit also came with footpeg adapters allowing the bike to be lifted using the peg screws, rather than the swing arm pivot so that you can easily remove the swing arm for new bearings etc. This actually allows you to use it on just about any bike although, once again, not suitable for the X due to the pegs being an integral part of the hanger.

 

Anyway, probably not really of interest to most of you but I thought that I'd share (or should that be "show off") :P

 

If Abba come back with some positive news on the X compatibility I'll let you know.

 

ps. this lot cost me £480 :mellow:

 

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Great piece of kit Al, I'm so jealous. The price seems very reasonable too.

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Thanks Mick. I'm just not convinced that it's totally necessary though. I mean, it's great, but for the price of two of these you could buy a nice Deauville!

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Hi Al , i haven't got an Abba sky lift but I've got an Abba stand and i have made fittings for the X so they shouldn't be too difficult to make.

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That's very interesting John.

 

If you are able, I'd appreciate a pic, if you have one.

 

Cheers

 

Al

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I'll sort some out Al 

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Much appreciated :thumbsup:

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Here you go Al , sorry for the wait

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if you need dimensions Al ill do some sketches

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3 hours ago, x11r said:

if you need dimensions Al ill do some sketches

That would be perfect!

 

Thanks for taking the time B)

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John

 

PM sent.

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