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Even as a noob, I can tell the footpegs are crap. Lots of discussion on what fits and how to fit, but which seems to be the better of the two? I know price is about half for the Multistrada. Thanks.
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A cautionary tale. I bought an Abbastand for my Classic some months ago and tried it for the first time yesterday. The Multistrada1200 footrests are too long and wide to enable the stand bobbins to fit inside the swing arm pivots, and the stand will not operate : whether it will work with the SW Motech rests I know not, but I do not intend buying a set to find out. I shall need to use a paddock stand with spindle bobbins, as I do not intend to re-fit the old footrests.
I contacted Abbastands and had a very prompt reply, but it seems that there is no solution to the problem, having regard to the differences in the footrests' dimensions: yet another example of size matters ------
 

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A cautionary tale. I bought an Abbastand for my Classic some months ago and tried it for the first time yesterday. The Multistrada1200 footrests are too long and wide to enable the stand bobbins to fit inside the swing arm pivots, and the stand will not operate : whether it will work with the SW Motech rests I know not, but I do not intend buying a set to find out. I shall need to use a paddock stand with spindle bobbins, as I do not intend to re-fit the old footrests.
I contacted Abbastands and had a very prompt reply, but it seems that there is no solution to the problem, having regard to the differences in the footrests' dimensions: yet another example of size matters ------
I can confirm that that the Abba Lift does not work with Motech footpegs fitted. The way around the problem with standard pegs is to insert something under the peg to hold it in the folded position however with Motech the pegs need removed altogether. I may still use Abba on the Scramblers if for some reason I need both sets of wheels off at the same time.
Constands type lift is the answer to all this but I found it still comes with it's own problem.
ie. When the bike is lifted I did not like the fact it leant away from vertical to the right. The fix, for me at least, was to taper the metal block between the main post (black) and the bike mount plate, this can be seen in the photo, once this is done, in my opinion it's better than all other options.

Constands Motech pegs.JPG Constands mount_Ink_LI.jpg Constands std pegs.JPG
 

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Plus one on the Constand lift, piece of cake to lift, work on the bike and move the it around, it allows me to free up workshop space by storing the bike right up agains a bench or wall. I like your wedge solution to keep it perfectly level although the slight lean does not bother me.
 

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Sw motech looked like big dinner plares and took them offAlso stuck out to far so cornerinv would be a pain .Bought scrambler ones for good price .Nice as
 

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Update on the Constands Lift.

I ordered another one in preparation of my Desert Sled coming soon as I will have three Scramblers kicking about the place at least for the near future.
When the new one arrived this week the first thing I noticed was the main post leans away from the bike, unlike the 1st one which I machined to suit. This compensates for the weight of the bike and when lifted the bike is now vertical opposed to looking like it was going to fall off.
Worth every penny, bikes are lifted and wheels removed in less than ten minutes.
 

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Hello Hui ,where did you get the stand from ,I think /know it will transform my work place .
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I can confirm that that the Abba Lift does not work with Motech footpegs fitted. The way around the problem with standard pegs is to insert something under the peg to hold it in the folded position however with Motech the pegs need removed altogether. I may still use Abba on the Scramblers if for some reason I need both sets of wheels off at the same time.
Constands type lift is the answer to all this but I found it still comes with it's own problem.
ie. When the bike is lifted I did not like the fact it leant away from vertical to the right. The fix, for me at least, was to taper the metal block between the main post (black) and the bike mount plate, this can be seen in the photo, once this is done, in my opinion it's better than all other options.

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The company is called Motea-uk. The lift is a Constands
They are based in Germany and I ordered it/them through their Ebay store.
What I have figured out by looking at photos the Desert Sled uses a different type of swingarm bolt to all other Scramblers and I don't think the nylon bush on the lift will fit. When I get my Sled this week (hopefully) I will be able to confirm this. I told them if needed I will turn out two and send them one to use as a pattern just for Sleds.

Not sure what model you have but just thought it may help some who are thinking about one.

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The lift has a ratchet/pawl mechanism which allows you to pick your height, I have the lift adjusted where the wheels are exactly level, this means I can choose the point where the wheels are just off the table and this makes removing the wheel dead easy as no blocking up or risk of scratching when fitting/removing the wheels or busting the baw-bag trying to fit the axle, they just roll out.
 
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