By one handed you mean one hand on the
stand and, well, you have to stand the
bike up straight, right? Did you get the
front stand also? How stable is the bike
when it's on both stands and which one
do you put it on first?
Anybody use these stands to change
the oil? Seems like it would be a lot
safer to check the oil, especially if
you're by yourself.
Anybody think I should just buy a freakin'
set and find out all that stuff myself,
raise your paw...
I got the rear stand only.
The first time I had my dad standing next to the bike to see what it would do. With no problems, here's what I do on the rear wheel:
1. The kickstand is down and the bike is on level ground with the front wheel straight.
2. I stand behind the bike slightly to the left (same side as the kickstand) and place the T-Rex forks in the spools (its slightly at an angle at this point). And yes, the plastic kinda gets in the way but it's not that bad.
3. With my left hand, I grab the handle on the back left of the seat and slowly tip the bike toward center. As the bike is tilting toward center, the T-Rex wheels on the right side start to make contact with the ground.
4. As soon as the T-Rex right side wheel touches ground, I push down on the handle with my right hand, keeping my left hand on the left side back handle to steady the bike.
5. It lifts in one smooth motion and is VERY stable. I'm quite pleased with it.
So maybe in a sense I exaggerated a bit about one hand. The lift is one hand, but steadying the bike does require the other hand momentarily...
I don't plan on using the stand to change oil.