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I have both a craftsman pro jack, and a decent set of paddock stands.

I see this bike has no spools to install.

What are you guys / girls doing to lift this bike off the ground ?
 

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You can get spools but they go trough the rear axle, which makes them all but pointless, they are only good for cleaning the bike.

I just use a generic paddock stand and lift using the flat spots at the end of the swingarm. Seems stable enough and I've had the wheel off this way. I ended up getting a custom made 'Abba' style swingarm pivot stand knocked up by a local engineering firm.

None of the standard Abba stands are wide enough, because the footpegs are so close to the swingarm pivot, so mine is extra wide. Standard Monster 821 Abba 'cups' apparently fit fine but I had some made up. Mine are mild steel, not brass. I regret this, as they have scratched the inside of footpeg bracket. Not really visible, but I know it's there.

The Abba style stand is much more secure but it's also more of a pain to get setup. So I only use it when I have to. I got it thinking I would be swapping out the rear shock but I haven't got round to that yet.

On the front, another generic Amazon front paddock stand with the two rubberised forks.
If interested, I can post a couple of pictures when home?
 

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OP here.

I guess i could use what i already have. The only pain is its all nice and setup for my other bike (FZ09) so i'd have to change the settings each time. I can use the spooled arms for my FZ09, then the flat feet for the scrambler.. The front, well i'll just change the width (don't even know if i have to YET !) but anyway the option is there. Never been a fan of the flat feet tho, as its never 100% stable. Unless you've lifted it 100% in the middle, it can slide off. Don't want to get into the habit of buying a different stand per bike, as these things take up a lot of room as it is, when not in use. But as far as quality goes on the GPI, they're excellent. They'll last a lifetime. I've only just got the scramber, so not had a chance to test these out, i'll let you know how well the rear flat feet work. They wern't so hot on a different bike of mine, which prompted the need for the Craftsman Pro Jack. Which works the best out of 'em all ! One jack, almost two feet off the ground and as stable as heck.. Just need a subframe, which my FZ09 or Ducati, neither have ! Doh.

 

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I'm also going to the UK this summer, so maybe i'll pick up an abba stand, as after researching, it does seem to make life easier.
 

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I have the Abba Stand and also the Vertical center lift stand - Con Stands - The centre lift is easier to fit and better for cleaning and storage - you can move bike around easily on stand and gets both wheels up off the ground

The Abba one has not been used since I got the center one.

So if you can afford the increased cost - I would go the center lift route.
 

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I have the Bursig stand. Takes a little fiddling to get my scrambler off the ground but it's a charm once on and lifted.
 

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I have the Abba Stand and also the Vertical center lift stand - Con Stands - The centre lift is easier to fit and better for cleaning and storage - you can move bike around easily on stand and gets both wheels up off the ground

The Abba one has not been used since I got the center one.

So if you can afford the increased cost - I would go the center lift route.
But the abba is a center lift one? Could you please send a pic of the con stand on the scrambler ? I need to get a better look at what you mean. Thanks in advance.
 

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But the abba is a center lift one? Could you please send a pic of the con stand on the scrambler ? I need to get a better look at what you mean. Thanks in advance.

I bought a piece of steel rod small enough to fit through the hollow rear axle, wrapped duct tape around it so it wouldn't scratch any parts, then use the two fork ends on my multi purpose paddock stand. Works great and holds well. No need to buy thimbles for the back.
 

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But the abba is a center lift one? Could you please send a pic of the con stand on the scrambler ? I need to get a better look at what you mean. Thanks in advance.
Abba do 2 stands - the standard is the Superbike Stand that works like a normal bike centre stand and locates both sides of teh swing arm pivot.

The other is the High Lift Stand that works like the Constand or Bursig Stand and lifts the bike off the ground - but it holds the bike from both sides and lifts higher - and is more money.

There is another thread on her that shows the Constand

Bursig lift stand install
 

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I bought a piece of steel rod small enough to fit through the hollow rear axle, wrapped duct tape around it so it wouldn't scratch any parts, then use the two fork ends on my multi purpose paddock stand. Works great and holds well. No need to buy thimbles for the back.
Like it.. Thinking out of the box.. :headbang:
 

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Just want to add this. I used my existing GPI industries stands to great success, just using the flat feet.

I don't think i'll have the need to upgrade to anything else. The bike was rock solid.

 

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I bought an Abba stand with front lift at the NEC show last year, got a bit off retail price. I can actually do it all myself (arthritic female!) - bit of a faff sorting all the bits out but it's very solid :)
 

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Pitbull stands are nice, but expensive. You can essentially do the exact same thing with the GPI stands i showed above, except buy front and back for that price, and use it on other bikes. Don't get me wrong, i'd prefer the pitbull, but i had this dilema when originally shopping for a solid set of stands for my FZ.. For the price of the rear, i could get front and rear, and have some change in my pocket.
 
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