I looked into this when I was doing my fork seals. I have a Harbor Freight rear stand, floor jack(s), jack stands and straps.
I went with rear on the stand (to make it stable) and floor jack under the exhaust (wood block to protect). It worked VERY well.
The other option is a bar under the exhaust going out to some kind of stand. Basically you're lifting the bike from under the exhaust where it bolts to the head. You just need stands that are tall enough.
Another option is to lift with strap(s). One on the backbone, slide tank back and lift from the backbone. Two on the bars.
All of these are more stable with a rear stand because you only have a single point of balance without the rear stand. The upside is that a rear stand is very, very handy for chain clean/lube/adj...
Note: I went with rear stand, floor jack under exhaust because I needed to check the head bearings. If you lift by the bars, you can't check the bearing. While you have it up, good to check the wheel bearings as well. I had some brake drag on mine but without brakes the wheel spun nice, with brakes it didn't spin much.