Paddock stands are hard to find here..
So i became creative and designed my own...
Generally based on Abba's stand idea... but a move specific setup for the versys.
on the V we have this srosswise hollow pipe which is part of the frame:
to get there this plastic cover has to be removed on both sides (one screw each):
now a steel rod can be inserted through this pipe (right side) :
the whole thing looks like this:
few advantages for this setup:
1. no need for bobbins, spools, fittings etc.
2. the support point is relatively high so the whole thing is very stable and very secure to lift and to bring down. no risk of dropping the bike.
3. the support point is not far from the bike's center of gravity so it's easy to lift the front too
both wheels up:
was designed to be cheap and simple. tested and works very well.
if any of you guys will be interested i can post my design drawing here. your local welder should be able to make one in 40 minutes...
(and 3 more hours fot the spray paint to dry...