I answered in your other thread about oil, not thinking. Im sure its more appropriate in this thread. My bad...
.....Here's the deal, i just did this a month ago or so and it may sound getto and i dont care one bit because i was careful with what i was doing and thought it out well. Got the idea from some guys on a zx6r forum a few years back and just never got around to trying it. Im sure the suspension elitists on the forum would have a coronary, i have a life vest and canoe for the river of tears
Besides the rear end on my 636 was getting to be like riding on a cinder block and i dont have a grand to shell out for nice golden parts and dudes to do the work for me or even for new shock oil atm so... (i probably shouldnt even be allowed to ride!!
I got a couple of giant rubber coated hooks like the kind you find at HD, Lowes, HF or wherever, the big 1/4" round mothers. Found a stud in the ceiling and marked it (after spending lots of time measuring), drilled and threaded in the hooks, leveled the hooks as well.
Took the plastics off the rear end and moved the bike under the hooks and put the bike on a rear stand. Ratchet straps. I took a 3ft piece of 2x4 and placed it up in the leveled hooks and went ahead and attached the ratchet straps just loose around the 2x4 and hooked up in a secure corner weld on either side of the subframe, moving the bike around until i was satisfied with the placement. You might have to just barely jack up the straps once or twice to see how it will act under tension and possibly move the bike centering it for better placement, im anal as fawk (i know, I KNOW!! lol
Once confident and with even tension on both straps just barely start with one or two clicks each side. I also positioned the bike such that the straps did not have a severe angle but angled such that it should not take much force to get the bike lifted, youll see (think triangle) - believe i angled towards the front for more leverage but again not much, but not straight up and down either, which would be fine im sure. Click one side, then the other. It only takes a couple clicks on each side to get the bike up off the rear stand about half an inch or less. I didnt mention i also have a front stand for extra stability but have heard of guys doing this and being fine w/out it.
Its scary for a second but the 2x4 helps distribute some of the load im thinking. I then took a punch and got the top ring started. Standing over the bike looking down at the seat, if i remember right i tapped the top ring to the right of the bike or in a counter clockwise direction to loosen while standing at the left side of the bike. You'll see easily which way it needs to go to loose/tighten.
Some will have you believe this is blasphemy, i really dont care, its how some of us have to get things done and as long as you're smart about it you'll be fine. I had a few beers during the process and had fun with it. Been too cold to ride/adjust yet though.
Party on Garth.
Edit - I hope LDH wets himself uncontrollably and has nightmares for weeks after reading this! ;)