Once I finished, I rode it 100m down the road and back to clear the water from the brakes and then left it running on the drive in order to let the heat from the engine and exhaust evaporate what remaining water was hiding in the bike.
After popping it back on the stand, i sorted the chain and went about cleaning the wheels. So far so normal. That was until when cleaning the front with some good old fashioned WD40, the bike rolled backwards off its stand and started to fall. My drive is on a slight uphill slope and i'd simply unbalanced the bike. The Abba stand I use wasn't at fault, it was me. Anyway, so as its 'falling' backwards I'm doing my best to save it. This resulted in a massive gouge to my left shin, but thankfully, with the help of the Abba stand, that was still attached, I saved it. Lesson learnt and thankfully, nothing was broken.
About 18 months ago, I bought a Constands power stand from BS Motorsports, which is very very similar to the Bursig power stands, but was a fraction of the cost. http://tinyurl.com/mlva365 At the time I bought it, it was about £100 or so I seem to remember as they we being sold at a discount. I originally bought it in order to store the bike over winter, ensuring that both wheels were off the ground, but it turned out that I didn't need to, but that's the way it goes I guess.
Anyway, back to the point. It had been sat in the garage taking up space, so today I thought I'd better make the bloody thing. Annoyingly one of the pieces, the one that sits over the engine bolt, does seem to fit the bike and this is one of the integral parts that allows the stand to hold the bike. I wasn't in the mood to start playing about and as there isn't any real rush, I tightened everything on the bike back up and put everything away. I'll source a better part as the stand is pretty cool and allows the bike to be moved easily around the garage.
I still plan on using it, but as I'm off to Goodwood on the bike tomorrow, I didn't want to screw anything up.....which I've done more than once.