My riding buddy and I were at breakfast today and I mentioned that I was considering the purchase of a motorcycle jack to facilitate my service duties. He said,"Don't go buying anything soon." Just then another friend stopped at our table and our conversations wavered away from the jack. Without giving it another thought we went our separate ways and I returned home. An hour or so later, here he comes in my driveway with a Larin 1500 lb. Motorcycle, ATV jack. Complete and functional. I asked him how much he wanted for it and he said he'd had it for awhile and only used it once. He didn't like it because he almost dropped his bike while using it. His driveway is on a slight incline. So he said, it's mine. I raised my Street glide up about 12 inches and it stayed there without leaking for 30 minutes. Having never used a jack on a bike before I was wondering if it is better to slide it under one side or the other when changing engine oil etc.