Before a long trip last year, thought I'd better check the oil - which is not exactly easy on your own on the M800!
Check out my tip (apologies if it's been posted before, but I thought it was a cracking idea). Cheers
Naturally you need to have the bike standing level, so as soon as you lean it on the side stand your in a pickle.
I asked Mrs Bigmal to lend a hand - but she should be called Mrs Notverybig, and she's only a wee slip of a girl, and couldn't safely sit on the bike, and put her feet on the ground to steady it. We tried wooden blocks either the side, but the whole setup was looking a trifle hairy!
Plan B was for me to lean the bike on it's side stand, bend down in the correct oil checking position, and pull the bike towards me till it was level... that was EVEN hairier!
So plan C.......... spent a couple of quid on one of these
Now I can happily do the oil solo - just sit astride the bike, hold it steady, and deftly hold siad item in position.