Originally Posted by zuchero
Wow, 21 views not one reply? Maybe I haven't been too clear what my concern is...
Anyway, I'm going to work on the platforms this evening. Hopefully someone has the answer until then, if not I'll just go ahead and drill the mounting holes on the lift for installing the chock.
I have the same lift (different chock) and have been doing a lot of research on this.
One thread I saw was to load the bike onto chock, keep the straps a bit loose, then use a small bottle jack under the pan to lift the bike "vertically" enough to lower the stand by hand and remove the jack.
I plan on implementing this method soon, as I have front fork seals to replace (yes I know, I don't need a lift for THAT - but I have a lift, and it must be used!). The chock I bought can be disassembled once the bike is on the center stand (for easy front tire removal).
Others have extended the stock "clamp" 6 - 7" forward and, once set on the lift, pull the thing up onto the center stand as normal so that the rear tire is over the dropout and the center stand is over part of the reinforced steel structure (although at this time I don't see the benefit of this).
In all my research, I've found that you'll get a different method from each person. Guess eventually we just have to find a method that works for us and go with it.