Great report Champ! Very objective.
On a couple of points, perhaps suggestions:
Originally Posted by champ87
... With the bike lifted it does list slightly to the right (when viewed from behind). Itís definitely not going to fall off or tip over but it is a bit unnerving and not something I expected.
To that end: sounds like bottom needs to be further over (i.e. away from the stand) - could that be helped by addition of a washer between the bottom pin and the plate? (or ultimately perhaps a dimensional change to the offset length of the pin away from the plate)
... This is not really a gripe but an observation for anyone planning to use the stand for more than one bike. Changing components for another bike is not going to be a quick and easy swap. Maybe thatís unfair criticism because many paddock stands are bike specific but at $400+ I definitely wouldnít be buying more than one of these. Of course components may be available to convert it for use on another bike but donít expect to be switching quickly from one to another unless you happen to own another same model Sprint.
I thought similarly after setting mine up initially, and when one of participants in the GB bought a kit with two adapters.
I would say if you really want to swap between bikes however, if the one swivel fixture for the horizontal adjuster was locked down (that would be the one fixed to the adapter plate as opposed to the one on the stand, which would have to be removed), that should
fix the angle such that the main clamp bolt would only be in one possible location in the slot.
Also, if mine in that particular situation, I would consider adding a second custom-position bolt through the adapter plate to one of the other mounting holes once I was satisfied I truly had the optimum position for each adapter/bike. This is not necessary for single bike use of course.