Greg at Motomfg
kindly sent mine on ahead of the full commitment to get a confirmation on fitment for the earlier models.
This is a beautiful piece of kit, even better than expected - very nice quality, everything fits together extremely well.
I have to say I am totally ecstatic with this purchase.
First off, the packing is first-class!
It goes together extremely quickly & easily - put the wheels on, insert the vertical lift component into the base and bolt it together, then finally the adapter plate.
All the bolt holes line up exactly
as they should and the powder coat finish is first class.
(Note that the hardware is not Metric - you will need SAE tools - wrenches and hex keys)
The Adapter Bushing is permanently fitted to the bike - remove the lower left-side Frame to Sub-frame bolt, (the one in the pocket in the frame) for which you will need a T55 Torx bit
Then insert the bushing and re-install with the replacement bolt *
* a new nut & bolt will be supplied (original is a flanged bolt)
The adapter bushing only protrudes by about 10mm from the frame, relatively unobtrusive.
Then simply follow the included directions to align the adapter plate and pins between the bike and stand & tighten down. There is excellent range of adjustment built in to the design.
In my case I have Rizoma Rear-sets and I actually used a different mounting hole on the lift frame plate from the recommended hole per the instructions in order to clear the gear-shift pedal.
Very easy to operate and does not require super-human strength to raise the bike. It has good lever advantage. The locking pin is also very nice added safety feature.
stable on the stand, even when moving the bike around on it.
Lowering is equally low-effort - you never feel like it is getting away from you dropping on its own weight.
The double casters are REALLY nice - effortless to move the bike around. The two closest to the left side lock to keep the bike from moving when you don't
want it to!
I would highly recommend the casters unless you are seriously budget-constrained to not be able to include them at time of purchase:
- you can always get them later if that is the case.
Stand is fairly heavy, so even without considering their best asset of being able to move the bike around, even just moving the stand by itself is much easier to roll than have to pick it up!
I can rotate the bike on its own axis in a single bay of the garage.
Then could move the bike directly parallel to the rear of the garage for minimal intrusion into the garage space.
Before-hand it was in the same general space but only about 45 deg to wall - I would also have to first back the bike into the garage from outside.
Now can ride in, raise bike on the Motomfg Stand, spin it around and push it into the space as in parallel parked!
Here's a wide-view so you can see how tight the bike now tucks into that space: