+1 Once you've done it a couple of times, it's easy on an sv. If you still have the rear grab bar, use that to hold the bike upright with one hand while you position the stand with the other. Then push down on the stand while still holding the grab bar until the stand is engaged on the spools. Using your weight, you can get the bike up with one hand. Letting it down is essentially the reverse. Do get spools though.slingblade said:Get help the first few times, then you'll have a good idea as to how it works. Its pretty easy once you've done it.
Like others previously explained, I use kick stand blocks to bring my Hayabusa nearly vertical, then position the race stand under the spools and raise it up. No problems. Just make sure your stand fits the spools center-to-center before you go for it. Have someone there with the front wheel between their knees for the first time, just to be safe.Piccolo said:I was thinking about picking up a rear stand for the SV, but I'm worried about how to put it on the stand by myself without dropping the bike. Can anyone help me out with some pointers?
Oh yeah, I will be using spools, not pads.