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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:34 pm 
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Hi All

Any tips on the best rear (and front) paddock stands for CB600F (2008) - basically was new shape (up to 2011 model) and swingarm type.

I've been advised that you can't fit bobbins to the rear of that Hornet and have to use a rear stand with the flat plates on (that sit on the underside of the swingarm)

Looking for best recommendations on price, security of stand and good experiences of maintaining bike whilst on stand - all tips and sage like advice appreciated !

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:21 pm 
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For the back I'm still using the same stand as I bought when I had a 2005 model, so the width is similar. If that helps at all.

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:04 pm 
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Bike magazine did a review of various paddock stands in the most recent issue. Can't remember which one they said was best in terms of value and quality but I'll have a look for you. There were quite a few to avoid.

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:44 pm 
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I have a 2010 hornet and use an Oxford paddock stand. I had a Harris one before that which was great on my zx6r but no use on the Honda. Ride recommend the oxford one too by the way. It's a good bit of kit in my opinion. Also, you can use bobbin on your bike... look on rg racing website for 2011 hornet or new cbr600f. Same bike as yours really and you can get bobbins that replace your chain adjusted. Google them.

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:09 pm 
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... or get an ABBA Stand :D

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:17 pm 
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Rich M wrote:
... or get an ABBA Stand :D


+ 1 on what Rich said :D

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Thanks chaps ! - keep the advice coming ....I really like the tips on the bobbins and the Abba

...so I checked out the Abba Stand (this one ? [ http://www.abbastands.co.uk/product_details.asp?id=1 ]

I quite like the idea of that - it offers all the workshop benefits (ie able to work both ends of the bike as much as you want, without working around a normal paddock stand set up ? )

Would be good to get any comments from the folks using it .

Really appreciate the feedback !

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:22 pm 
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sovrec wrote:
Thanks chaps ! - keep the advice coming ....I really like the tips on the bobbins and the Abba

...so I checked out the Abba Stand (this one ? [ http://www.abbastands.co.uk/product_details.asp?id=1 ]

I quite like the idea of that - it offers all the workshop benefits (ie able to work both ends of the bike as much as you want, without working around a normal paddock stand set up ? )

Would be good to get any comments from the folks using it .

Really appreciate the feedback !

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If I had to describe an ABBA stand in two words: bloody brilliant.
Am saving up for their front lift too, and then entire strip downs will become a much easier job :)

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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:27 pm 
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+1 on the abba

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:29 am 
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Yep ! Got the Abba and can confirm it's brill ! - Superfast delivery straight from them - fantastic for storage too as it keeps the bike level and weight off the tyres - perfecto ! thanks for the advice...

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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:00 pm 
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change of subject, but Steevo what your exhaust?


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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Its a IXIL Hyperlow, got it from these guys
http://www.motorcycle-exhausts.co.uk/IX ... -1033.html

theres a few vid on youtube aswell

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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:19 pm 
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...bought the Abba ! - quick delivery and easy to use :) :

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...just one thing though, is that I've had the socket that goes over the swingarm pivot bolts slip as I've been putting the stand together (as the bike is on sidestand, it is at an angle).

As a result I've scuffed the frame plates on the bike :cry - I suppose the moral is take more care - however Abba's metal socket adapters are bare metal right on the ends (even though one has a rubber outer) and they have relatively sharp edges - anyone put tape on theirs or had similar issues ?....

...which leaves the final query on whether anyone has obtained touch up for the frame (silver) and used it successfully !

Otherwise it's damn good..... :blahblah

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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:37 pm 
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Yes Jon that happened to me a couple of times until I got it completely sussed! It was always my fault.

If there no way the scuffs would polish out at all?

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 Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:57 pm 
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...yep I think you're bang on right about sussing it, as I think my technique is improving and I feel less nervous on setting the stand up now - on the later models (not sure about those before it), the frame side plates are a cast alloy (with a slightly rough finish) which is then painted silver. I've used some paint polish but the cuts are fine (narrow) but a little deep - If I go as deep as needed it'll take the paint finish off - best option will be to spray or to try and at least fill the finer scratches with some touch up ..although I have been known to over estimate the quality of my handywork (ie. I often pigs ear it !!) ...Jon

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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:27 pm 
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Ah I see, I didn't realise that about the side plates on your model :)

Haha maybe it's just me, but when I'm getting the bike on the stand I fantasise I'm getting the bike ready to be prepped for the MotoGP in the workshop :help

Hey, a man can dream :angel :lol

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