A while back when I was travelling I saw a pretty ingenious motorcycle stand. It wasn't particularly expensive (more than a milk crate) but the design was interesting. It was a traditional platform dirtbike stand but one end of the base was elliptical. the idea was you placed it under the bike, rolled the bike forward and it would roll up on the stand with the stand rotating backward on the elliptical end to come to rest on the stable flat part of the base. Wish I could find a picture of it...actually I wish I would have bought it.