I'm still in my first month of VFR ownership, and I ordered the pitbull rear stand because I couldn't get the bike on the center-stand without help. I just got it setup and tried it for the first time.... boy was I disappointed. I was able to get it up, but just barely, and almost pulled a muscle. Also, the bike didn't seem that stable in the stand, as the pin doesn't go very deep into the rear axle. I'm super nervous about getting it setup on the table-lift. I have no problems with my other bikes, and I really wasn't expecting it to be THIS hard. :/ EDIT: New replies are occasionally still rolling in, so I thought I'd post an update at top. I GOT IT!!!! Thanks for all the help in understanding and developing the secret technique.