I did my first practical welding project recently, building an ugly-but-functional stand to lift my Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (aka “Wee Strom”) motorcycle with a standard motorcycle/ATV lift. The problem with the V-Strom is that it has exhaust pipes and other protrusions under the engine, so it’s not really possible to use a standard flat lift without damaging something. Common technique is to use blocks of wood to pad things out, but I wasn’t happy with the stability. This stand bolts to the engine on one end, and makes things stable enough to remove both wheels. I needed to do that to have a shop replace both of my tires at once.