Solo or Two Man Suspension Seting Up
Everyone will tell you to do your adjustments with fully geared rider and two helpers.
Well what if you don't have two helpers, maybe just one.
What if there are some things you want to get done before your helper comes over ? Or comes out from the house ?
There IS a way.
Get a rear race stand, it should be spool type, which means adding on spools if your bike does not have one.
Lift the bike up.
Build a wooden stack that really needs hammering to get pounded under the rear tire. I use nominal 4 inch wide lumber or 6 inch if I have it.
The idea is that the stand is mostly balancing the bike and keeping it up straight, with the tire seeing most of the weight. (only to flex the rear carcass to the normal amount)
Now build a second stack the same height and get that under the front wheel. I use a race stand to lift the front, pound the wood under, then remove the stand.
I find a two high stack of nominal 2 inch think lumber is normally within 1/2 inch of what I need, always having to add and never needing less.
Now your bike is "road level" and "can't fall over".
You can do your Free Sags all by yourself.
You can do all of your other setups with just one helper.
You can do a real nice static "Jockey Check" this way too. Not as good as a coasting "Jockey Check" and not intended to replace it. Instead, if your static "Jockey Check" reveals an imbalance, don't waste your time moving to the next stage of doing a coasting "Jockey Check".
When doing Sag checks and setups, back out all of your adjusters so there is as little damping as possible.