I have the S3 so obviously a bit different than your Striple, Creative
- on the S3 the swing-arm pivot is slightly forward of the upper mount, whereas on yours is other way around.
So without seeing it hard to advise directly.
Originally Posted by Creative
... At the highest position it is still about an inch or more lower than the adaptor thats fitted to the bike.....
It would be really helpful if you can post a picture of the current set-up of the plate mounted on the stand.
But there is something clearly wrong there: which hole position was recommended?
note the numbering scheme of the holes per the assembly instructions - the scheme is an odd sequence, so be sure you get the right one
So you're saying the plate can not be moved up any further within the slot - if the bolt is towards the top of the slot, then simply move plate up
- do not tighten the nyloc nuts on the horizontal adjust at this point.
I suspect this might be the problem - having those tightened immediately means you cannot adjust the height and that would also impact the final angle when the bike is raised.
If the plate is all the way up, so the pinch bolt is at the bottom of the adjuster slot, then move up to a higher row on the stand mounting plate
If already bolted in top row (1, 5 or 8) and the pinch bolt is at the very top of the slot, then that would indeed indicate it is too low and cannot be adjusted lower.
So try this;
Slightly loosen the nyloc nuts so they are not clamping down those adjuster-rod mounting blocks to the plate;
Again - this blocks must be able to swivel or you will not be able to properly set the vertical height of the plate;
set the recommended length of rod per the supplied sheet;
Hold bike exactly vertical;
Measure height to center of the upper mount on bike, then put bike back on side-stand;
Select the recommended fitment hole per the supplied sheet and install the main clamp bolt;
adjust the plate vertically in the slot such that the center of top pin is exactly at same height as measured on bike and lightly pinch the bolt;
(At this point with things loose, you should see as you raise/lower the plate in the slot, that it will change the angle relationship between the pins
- the fact that it is too high is why the angle relationship between pins is incorrect, and why it is so unbalanced positionally once its raised)
Hold bike vertical and present the stand to the bike and note if you have the height correct, or requires adjustment - adjust as necessary.
Tighten down pinch bolt then tighten the nylocs.*
Bring stand back to bike and raise per your previous procedure - engage top, let it rotate the bottom into place and push fully home, insert safety pin and raise bike.
See how angle now appears:
If rear is still too high, you need to adjust rod length.
(I'm too tired right now to visualize which way - lengthen or shorten, but it will be obvious as you look at it)
Remember to loosen the pinch bolt and the two nylocs before you adjust the span of the adjuster rod, then reset the height of the plate to recenter the upper mount once again.
Hopefully that will work for you.
* Tightening the nylocs is probably not strictly necessary - only if you intend to remove the plate (if you have multiple bikes/adapters for example) does that make it such that when you unbolt it, you can position it back automatically as the pinch bolt will only fix to one position in the slot. But it does ensure that everything stays in reference.
Maybe this crude drawing will help to illustrate the relationship between the three fixed points of the rod-blocks and the pinch-bolt.