Before I become prematurely heartbroken over my idea to use the my Abba Skylift to perform the rear suspension linkage and swing arm pivot bearing maintenance, to those that have done this job before, is the lift going to get in the way of being able to remove everything? I can't fully extend the center stand because of Abba's
crossmember going through that area. Any hope? I thought I remember hearing that the center stand needs to be fully extended at one point to remove. I hope I'm wrong.
What mileage are people lubricating the swingarm pivot/needle bearing? I have seen no posts of bearing failure so thinking of skipping for now since my '16 has only 21.5k miles. I usually don't skip anything, but it seems like it can go a bit. At least double the 16k interval. Opinions?
Hi, can I ask for pictures of how you have connected to the swingarm To have it level?The Skylift can have the bike level, wheelie or stoppie position based on using the cam strap off the extension arm or not (which is the stoppie nose down).
IMO having the splayed legs of the lift under the centre stand, the extension arm with the cam belt around the swingarm to tilt the bike, and the lift beam right under the engine near the footpegs clutters up the work area unnecessarily.
In fact, using the cam belt around the swingarm to adjust the tilt of the bike means you can't remove the swingarm anyway.