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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old 09-29-2014, 06:56 PM
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Looks good man Congrats and be safe on that beast lol
I'm seeing too many awesome 14Rs these days...I seriously want to buy another one for some sick reason!
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Sure thing, well here are some quick ones removed the more obvious gull crap and flies, but still alot to do.



That was my first choice in colors and actually the one i test rode for kawi demo days. It was a big difference in handling and power vs my 2007.
But when i saw the green and black 14 on the showroom floor, I was sold.
Congrats on the new ride.
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Grats!

Beutiful bike, that's my favorite color combo...although I am a little biased since I did the red fins and calipers on my 2012 - Kawi just copied me .

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Thanks . I'll make sure to post again next season if we live to tell the tale of it (we = bike and rider).

That being said, i wonder if you guys have tricks of the trade to maintain the matte black finish. I figured no wax should be put there, nor any "rough" compound. By now i only used water and some smooth clothes.

Lastly, what kind of front/rear stand do you use for winter storage and maintenance? I am leaning toward the pitbull rear stand made for the zx-14r (revzilla)...but not sure about the front stand.

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What is "winter storage"?
t-rex racing. Half the price of pitbulls and just as good. Plus you get free spools.
They also have the dual wheels for more stability.
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Thanks for the tip, i'll talk a look at those.

btw, nice garage! and its content too :P
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I am leaning toward the pitbull rear stand made for the zx-14r (revzilla)...but not sure about the front stand.
ABBA superbike stand. Can do so much more than Pit bulls, and only cost a bit more.

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ABBA superbike stand. Can do so much more than Pit bulls, and only cost a bit more.
I've heard good things about those. How do you like it? Any pics?
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The stand is as easy to use as they show in their videos, really.

Here's my review

In total, for ABBA Superbike Stand (lfts rear), Front Lift Arm kit (lifts front & rear), swingarm removal kit, and swingarm bobbin kit I have $360 wrapped up in it including s&h. I think a set of Pitbull front/rear wheel stands are aroud $300 + s&h

The best thing about the ABBA is the modularity. For $250 they also even have a wheeled base the bike can be lifted on so it can be rolled around on. Then another benefit is it can be used for any sportbike (or bike with a similar swingarm style) with addtional pins if needed (kind of like spools for different brands for Pitbulls).

Keep in mind in no way do I benefit from anyone buying these things, just think it's a really cool product that's engineered for a purpose. Is it perfect? No. but as far as easy to use, versatility (with what I listed, the bike can be torn down to the last bolt), safe, storage, it's definitely one of the best stands for the price on the market.

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Thanks alot for the ideas guys. After searching around I'll look into that abba stand (if i can find it), seems safer to use than the rear/front stand for some reason, and i don't have a large garage so storage is important for me (which may be an issue with skylift/bursig stands).

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