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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2020, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Abba Superbike Stand Review

Finally received my Abba Superbike stand so I thought I would post my initial thoughts.

Abba Superbike Stand

Essentially, this is a very large centerstand replacement with adapters which fit various models. Abba does not list a specific fitting for the FJR but our UK friends at the FJR Club have created adapters which do. I have those on order. FJR Adapters

I order my stand with the adapters to fit my daughter's Ninja 500 (the Kawasaki ER5 was selected). Assembly of the stand was easy and getting the bike up on the stand is likewise a piece of cake. As you can see in the images, the stand lifts the rear wheel MUCH higher off the ground than the normal centerstand which is a nice benefit. When the stand is installed and the bike lifted, everything is completely rock solid stable. I am truly impressed with the simplicity of the design and how useful this will be for things like the rear suspension service.

Yes, it's a little costly for the stand but I have yet to regret owning the proper tools for a job.
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Stand looks sweet

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Looks like a great alternative to other methods of hanging/lifting an FJR to get the centerstand off. When you get your adapters, take a pic with the FJR.....

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My first question would be: how difficult is it to set the bike on it by oneself? I've had rear stands (not the same, I understand) that made me a bit nervous setting a bike without backup.
I can imagine just from these photos that getting it all aligned might be a thing.
Is your mechanic available for side jobs on weeknights?


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Getting the stand in place and the bike up is very easy. There are some demonstration videos on Abba's site but the steps are basically:

1. Put the bike on the sidestand
2. Insert the longer side of the stand into the mounting point on the bike. The stand will be leaning and pointed up at an angle on the other side of the bike
3. Insert the short side of the stand into the mounting point on the opposite side of the bike while sliding it onto the long side of the stand.
4. Turn the locking nut finger tight
5. Turn the t handle set screw to cinch everything in place
6. Stand the bike up like you were going to put it on the centerstand
7. Pull the handle up on the stand and pivot the bike up

As for my mechanic, he is definitely enthusiastic and great at handing me tools and holding my light. He is learning fast, too.

Ray: I will post pics of the FJR up on the stand soon. I suspect this may lift the rear tire enough to make removing the tire even easier.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-08-2020, 11:17 PM
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I really rate the Abba stands. You wll need something else to prob the front up with. Abba do a stand for this but I'd be inclined to use a car jack with a lump of wood or some other similar method.

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