Update: After a friend recommended looking at Titan lifts I decided to buy one. Without the side extensions. Yesterday I (solo) put my 1200GS up on its center stand with no issue. While straddling the bike, I got it off the center stand with no issue. But at that point, I felt pretty well stranded with no good way to get off the bike and keep the bike balanced. It sure would have been nice to have dropped the side stand at that point, but without the side extensions there was no way. So, as I see it, my options are: 1. Buy the side extensions...they quoted me $270 plus $145 shipping. Uh, $415...don't think so. 2. Buy a jack and use that to get the wheels off the table, instead of using the center stand. Less expensive option. 3. Build wooden extensions...not to raise with the table, but to provide a place to put my feet and the side stand when the lift is in the "down" position. Almost free. Have any of you wrestled with these choices? Where did you come out? Thanks.