Instructions for use

I know that experienced riders will be well aware of the things to look out for but please read anyway.

WARNING: Careless, negligent, incorrect or inappropriate fitting, maintenance, inspection or use of the stand could result in damage to your machine or other people's property, or death or injury to yourself or others. 
Before using a motorcycle fitted with the stand, it must be established that the stand does not in any way impede the safe and normal operation of the machine, by, for example, fouling any moving part, or the road surface whilst cornering and/or carrying a pillion or other load. 
When deploying the stand, you must make sure that the stand is securely attached to the machine, that no damage, grit, rust etc could give rise to any malfunction , including causing the ratchet lever to fully engage, that due account is taken of unevenness or softness of any surface upon which the stand may rest, and that the stand is extended to a suitable degree such that the machine is adequately supported and will not fall.
After use, it is essential that you make sure that the stand is and remains fully retracted, and that no damage, dirt, rust etc is preventing full retraction and locking of the stand in a safe position. Failure to observe the above could result in you being thrown from the machine at speed, with the risk of death or serious injury to yourself and others.  This is a light prop stand and is designed for supporting a motorcycle whilst not in use.  It is not intended that it be used to support the machine whilst it is being operated such as using the kick start or carrying out maintenance.  For these type of operations please use the machines main stand.

In use:

1. Select a suitable parking place. A firm, level surface is clearly to be preferred, but the design of the stand allows the machine to be safely parked on less even surfaces so long as care is employed. When parking on a gradient, the bike should be left in first gear. Remember to select neutral before subsequently starting the engine. Be particularly careful on soft ground, which may initially appear firm enough to support the bike, but subsequently allows the foot of the stand to sink, allowing the machine to fall. Use of the stand on soft ground increases the risk that soil, grass etc will clog the moving parts of the stand and prevent its correct operation. Do not leave your bike until you are certain that it is safely parked. 

2.  The sliding tube of the stand can be extended by a suitable amount using either the heel or toe of your boot, depending upon whether you are sat astride the bike or standing by it, by pressing down on the foot of the stand. Always make sure that the ratchet lever has fully engaged one of the holes in the sliding tube before allowing the stand to take the weight of the bike. If the stand is extended whilst you are sat astride the bike, the suspension may extend when you fully dismount, causing the machine to lean further toward the stand. Having dismounted, check that the machine is still stable. 

3.  After use, having taken the weight of the bike off the stand, it can be retracted by depressing the ratchet lever with either the heel or toe of your boot, depending upon whether you are sat astride the bike or standing by it. This releases the sliding tube so that it is drawn back into the outer tube by the main spring. 

4.  If the stand has been used on soft ground, clean the foot of the stand so that any soil etc doesn’t stop the lever from locking home, or dry and harden and cause problems next time the stand is used. 

5. To avoid the risk of a serious accident, always make sure the sliding tube has fully retracted and that the lever has locked home before riding the bike.