Choosing an aftermarket exhaust such as the Arrow 2-into-2 condems you to giving up the option of a centre stand. Two reasons: one of the fixing holes for the stand is now taken up by the sidestand stop bracket supplied by Arrow, and the lever arm of the centre stand clashes with the left hand silencer.
This is a shame as I really like my Arrow system but miss a centre stand terribly. I have all manner of jacks and lifts in my garage but they're all a little bit of a pain to bring out and use just for things like checking and adjusting chain slack, or to wipe the wheels clean. Cleaning the bike would also be easier with it upright.
Jack Lilley markets a simple lever workshop stand, see:
This would be great but, once again, it relies on the existing centre stand lugs on the frame and one of them is taken up by the Arrows.
There was a home-made example of that sort of lift talked about on this thread, see post number 9:
I really like the simple home-made $20 lift as described here:
Unfortunately I'm basically too lazy and also woodwork is not my cup of tea, so the link to on-bike.com in the UK given to us by member HeezaGeeza in his post number 14 of this thread: http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-talk...ear-wheel.html
showing a ready-made example using the same principle and marketed under the name "Eazy-Rizer Strong arm" was a God-send for me at least.
You can see it here with my SE on it:
Costing a little less than the Jack Lilley example, £75 inc.tax, it's very well engineered and robustly made. It has a range of height adjustments and will lift any bike that has a chassis with twin downtubes under the engine such as our Bonnies and things like Harleys and most cruisers.
Depending of where you place it, it can lift the front or rear wheel quickly and with only a slight effort. Once up, the bike remains rock steady and perfectly upright.
The roller and uprights have several positions to adjust the thing for height. Choose the position where it lifts the bike the least. This makes it easier to operate. On my SE I've used the shortest setting and yet the rear wheel still stands about 1.5" off the ground, the effort to lift it there is minimal. The makers site shows a wholesome-looking broad (wearing just a shirt for some reason...
) doing it to illustrate how easy it is.
Some other threads about lifts containing other ideas: