Hi all, When Aldi had their recent Motorcycle sale I bought a set of paddock stands, not really sure why but at $50 each what did I have to loose I thought. So got them home and put them together, was a bit concerned about how the handle joined together but after some stress testing all seemed okay. First task was to get a set of spools for the ER as the way the back brake cable is run you cannot use the flat lifters as an attachment. So the search for spools was on.... Well easy you might think just type spools into Google or ebay and go from there.... Seriously have you done that - way too much choice for any sane person to make sense of. Anyway that is a whole other story got a set a fitted them last weekend. So Saturday was the day to give them a go, nice enough afternoon and the bike needed a wash so I thought it is now or never. Fortunately I had seen the thread about not using the front without the back being already up so knew to start with the back one first ( Thanks by the way ). So move the bike up to the footpath; the only flat part I have as my drive runs down hill; convince the wife to come and give me a hand and threaten the small people with a fate worth than death if they leave the veranda while I give it a go. So get the wife to hold the bike upright and line the back up and give it a go, was surprised how easily it came up, swap spots with the wife and have a feel of how stable the bike is, all good so far. Then moved to the front of the bike, not quite as simple the fork lifters do not lock into place the same way as the spools do - so took a couple of goes to get them in the right spot. Kept going after all what is the worst thing that can happen.... Got the front up and again had a feel of how stable the bike was. All good so release the small people and go and get the washing stuff and cleaned the bike. Made the whole cleaning process much easier especially washing and drying the wheels. Getting the bike down was just as easy; so in my noobs view $100 well spent. Here is the bike up on the stands - Cheers Jeremy PS If anyone wants the other handles and the other lifting attachments let me know; more than happy to give them to a fellow netrider, pick up from Nunawading in Vic.