Yeah, riding the LT onto a lift table without any place to put your feet is down right scary.
Trying to put the LT on a lift table by standing beside the bike isn't recommended either.
To ride on requires a couple of planks or boxes on either side of the lift table for a place to put my feet. Once on the table, I lower the sidestand, get off the bike and then put it on the center stand.
On the subject of centerstands, for those with a manual centerstand who would like an ride-on centerstand here's a trick. A one inch thick board and a piece of 2x2 (or 2x4). Put the board on the 2x2 in front of the front wheel as pictured. Using first gear, ride up the inclined board. Then switch to reverse.
Using your left foot, push the centerstand down until it touches the ground. While holding the center stand against the ground, engage reverse. The bike will back up onto the center stand. Shut off the bike and put the bike back in 1st gear.
After getting off the bike the 2x2 can be kicked out from under the board, and then the board kicked out from under the front tire. Once the board is out from under the front tire, the rear wheel can be rotated for checking the tire pressure and lubing the drive chain.
(Putting a hand on the front cowl to steady the bike is a good idea, especially if you have a gravel drive like I do.)