Having a mildly gammy arm, working on my own in the garage and getting the bike off its wheels could be tricky...
When trying to get the bike up on front or rear paddock stands, I have had moments when the bike has teetered on the brink of the abyss and it’s been at these times I’ve wanted something a bit more sturdy and simple to use. I bought the abba Superbike Stand last year, to get my old YZF750 up off its back wheel in safety.
It breaks into two pieces and fits into the swingarm pivots on either side of the bike before being rejoined at the base. Then with the telescopic handle, you can lift the bike off its rear wheel. In 18-months it’s never let me (or the bike) down – but be warned, you do need to ensure that both ends are sitting in the pivot points and that everything is done up tight before you commence the big ‘lift’.
Bikes covered are most from the late 1980s, including single-sided swingarm machines. Adaptor kits cost around £18.50. Bertie Simmonds
Price is five pence short of £100 and you can get more info from: www.abbastands.co.uk or telephoning 01245 322331
Where legends come to life
Got a story for us?
Let us know by emailing us at email@example.com
With roots that stretch back to 1903 and a motorcycling archive without equal, The Classic MotorCycle has more to offer the true vintage motorcycle enthusiast than any other publication.
The Classic MotorCycle is published monthly, and available throughout the world in major outlets or by subscription. It is also available via Zinio digital magazines for PC, Mac or iPad / Android tablets.
• Subscribe today - www.classicmagazines.co.uk