Pit Bull rear stand
Yesterday, I scored a Pit Bull rear stand for 50 bucks off craigslist. The same guy who rescued me when I my dropped bike went with me to pick it up. When we got back to my place, he promptly adjusted it, then proceeded to lift my back end. He made it look easy. He had me lower it off the stand, to get a feel for it.
Fast forward to today. I acquired the appropriate sockets to adjust my chain, and now I want to lift my bike. I think I'm doing everything he did yesterday. I get the bike vertical, slide the stand under the swingarm, then push the handle down on the stand. But I can't get the damn tire off the ground. I know it's just a freakin' lever, but am I missing something? Or perhaps I'm just a wuss?
I really don't want to call the guy over again if I don't have to (even though he told me he'd come over today to supervise and make sure I don't drop it again). He's going to taunt me mercilessly if I can't make this work on my own.