To each their own; I can't stand centerstands for the extra weight and reduced ground clearance plus they stress out the already week footpeg mounting bolts. Spools (I didn't even know what they were until last year) are a street bike thing and will also get abused offroad IMO. I have a couple different jacks I use;
I use a jack too. I made my own skid plate, and made sure it had a real flat bottom. Really helps keep the bike nice and stable when on the lift. Not all skid plates have a flat bottom. Makes it hard to have stable mounting surface.
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