I don't see why a lowering kit would make any difference - the spools are attached to the swing arm which is not affected by the lowering kit.
Yes, I was puzzled by the question about more difficulty on raising a lowered bike. My 07 was lowered and my 2015 is lowered, the distance is identical from the ground to the spools. A couple pointers, I looked at a pitbull stand that Kawdog had, which lifts from the front of the wheel,that was something I considered making and would be possible to use your foot to raise the bike, however
, price was $200 plus, almost the cost of my 1000 LB hydraulic lift.
Second thing is the mod Eddie did, I installed Givi Trekker side cases and a E56 top case, part of the install is relocating the signal lights, this involves taking the tail section apart, including a screw right by the reflector. You pop rivet it together, only one way it is coming back apart.Yes I have the same stand everyone else has, I extended the handle using 1 1/2 square aluminum tubing. Generally I use my prop stand 80% of the time and my Harbor freight stand 20% . The advantage of the Harbor Freight is that I don't need to take off both side cases to lube the chain like I do using the prop stand, however I don't like the fact the whole rear end is in the air, several times I have had the aluminum POS flex and it came close to going over, just remember where you are in relation to the bike. The prop stand is 100%, unless the side stand fails , and that is why I use it 80% of the time.
Here is a link to my stand and the pitbull, my stand is the same as post 17, the pitbull is post 33 and 34