I forgot that it takes practice for solo lifting with the "L" bracket stand, but completely manageable (pm me if you need the technique explained as we don't need any dropped bikes out there).
Also, with regards to slip between bracket and swingarm, just make sure to clean & degrease the contact areas first & you should be fine. Replacing the covering on the brackets themselves with heavy duty inner tube rubber could prove to be pretty trick too.
'96 Speed Triple (Alcon, Sebring, Penske, Mikuni's, Race Tech, D.I.D. 520, Speedway Handlebars & a smile...). Sold/Traded July 2015