i used to use the strap method, when i still lived at my parents. there was a big steel I beam across the garage...i could hang a goldwing off of.
but in my place now theres only some 2x4's, which bend a good amount when i half hang on the straps. No WAY am i trusting that with my babies!
i went and looked at that craftsman bike stand today...dont know about all that. a little too big and bulky for me, plus i will never own a bike over 600 lbs...let alone the 1500 taht thing can lift.
I saw a smaller lift, same idea at my local bike shop for the same price, but seems a lot simpler and basic for my needs.
on the other hand theres full motorcycle lifts in the want ad for 500$ ....
so i dont know...floor jack for this time anyway.