Pretty sure the hub is steel.
If the sleeve (for lightness) was ali, then I thing the surfaces between the sleeve/hub would need coating with something to stop any electrolytic corrosion. A simple smear of a decent silicon grease should do the trick.
If the sleeve was nice and snug in there, it just might do the trick.
My thoughts are intended to provide a sounding board for your own.
Some of what I say may go against your own thoughts and may seem harsh, targeted and malicious.
This is not my intention – I am simply using my experience, including other peoples, as a way of debating and giving advice - of which there is no guarantee that it's correct
Really like the idea of a plastic sleeve.
Weight would be negligable.
I've got one of these.
Made by Harris.
Would like to use it, but need to get a pin (and now a sleeve!) machined up.
forgot to borrow a bore gauge, but... used different size sockets on long extension bar.
there IS is a section of diameter in the axle, that is smaller than the rim bore...
diameters are only approximate, based on what would/would not fit. lengths are not that critical, as long as the larger bore is fully filled?
suggest an alloy or plastic insert with slightly smaller inner diameter than the sprocket cover nut (17-17.5mm?) so it doesn't load up the nut (or maybe just 18mm all the way through is fine??).. and outside diameter to suit the areas in red.
then long pin for the sidestand (something strong), that will engage the inner sleeve, but not the sprocket nut....
it looks like the 29mmx60mm area is probably suitable for lifting from.
won't be loading in the centre of the axle/tyre, but closer than sprocket nut, and in the steel section
(the bearing ID's are 35, 40 and 50mm, so that makes the steel axle shell thickness ~4mm for sprocket bearing, =5mm for the smaller 45mm ID bearing, and probably 5mm for the larger needle bearing too?)
Last edited by oldcorollas; 09-05-2018 at 09:09 AM.
first post here, I came looking for a solution for this issue.
I found a local dealer here in Spain which told me is able to machine the 18mm pin in a stronger steel so that it can handle the weight... but I can see in those diagrams you posted that dia changes depending the point, so... no way this would work! This one: https://emobex.com/caballetes-monobr...monobrazo.html
Also found another solution, a center stand from Constands... this seems to be the better option. This one: https://www.motea.com/es/zentralstan...8-rot-994152-0
Here it is a video showing the uplifting. It isn't showing the neo sports cafe but the idea is the same:
What do you think is the best and/or simpler option?
Also asked Honda for a solution and got nothing but a smashing silence... WTF
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Jorge; 09-05-2018 at 12:20 PM.
Welcome to the forum!!
In the UK we call your stand an ABBA.
It's identical to what you've shown us there.
This type of stand is great for general servicing, and incredibly stable but maybe not as quick or convenient as a general paddock stand.
What part of Spain are you from?
in fact the shown video is from ABBA, but as you can see is slighthly cheaper than it. Thanks for the info, I think I'll go for it, I don't hesitate spending a couple of minutes on the task and as you say is so stable.
I'm from Valencia. I'm getting my cb1000r this week and can't wait to put my hands on it :-D
You can't go wrong with the ABBA (type) stand mate! Tifa may not agree but I find it easier to use than any paddock stand I have owned, particularly when you are working single handed and it certainly doesn't take any longer to use in my opinion. Plus it is way more stable when lifted.
Ultimately everyone will have an opinion on which is the best stand to use, there are no rights or wrong it is up to the individual to choose. I bought my ABBA stand nearly nine years ago and can't envisage ever using anything else. Within weeks of buying the ABBA, I gave away my paddock stands, a decision I have never regretted.