For basic work I have used a simple floor jack and automotive jack stands. Raise the bike with the bike on the sidestand with floor jack then place a jack stand under each exhaust pipe. You will need a helper to put it on the second jack stand.
This setup was very stable when I replaced the steering bearings a couple of years ago.
Thank you. My wife's shock is leaking fluid and that is what we would be working on. I was looking at relatively inexpensive lifts from Harbor Freight, etc. Something that will hold the bike off of wheels, but stable.
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