I paid probably too much for an all plastic work stand from Acerbis (MSRP $99 got it for 75) but for the life of me can't figure out how to get the bike up on the stand. It has 3 settable heights and I finally gave up and put it on the lowest but that didn't really take the weight off the wheels. I tried balancing the bike on the sidestand, shoving the stand from the side and rocking it onto the edge of the stand but that didn't work too well. What's the trick to use a work stand? Looking on the 'net it looks like there are some made of AL that while probably a lot heavier, have a foot lever that allow one to shove the stand underneath without interferance and pump it up and thus raise the bike without any drama.