I can fully understand where the op's coming from.
When you buy one these stands for the Triumph Thunderbird, apart from it coming with special mounts you affix to the bike.
It comes with an extending torque arm.
Mate found using the torque arm on the GRiSO stand makes lifting his GRiSO significantly easier.
You just step on the handle part and the bike comes up a doddle.
The torque arm itself has lots of uses as has a half inch spring loaded ball socket end.
Its obviously a seperate part they bundled with this stand for bit more wonga.
About £130 delivered to the UK complete stand kit.
Picked mine up unused for £50 delivered [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]