Slightly related question ...
I'm going to display my ignorance and jack this thread (sorry) by asking: if you have a center stand (I do), no skid plate (I don't) and want to get the front wheel off the ground, where is it safe to place the jack? Can you just place it on the bottom of the engine near the oil drain plug?
Silver '08 DL1000, '03 SV 650, '09 Yamaha R1 track bike, '13 Daytona 675r race bike
The lure of the racetrack was too much for me to resist ... the Vee has to find a new home.