Hey all! After having the centre stand on my '83 RT self destruct (tops mushroomed and egg shaped holes) I acquired a Reynolds "Ride Off" stand. Frankly I have no intention of ever "riding off" the stand. What I want to know is if I'm nissing something. The stand, as installed, comes nowhere near the rubber bumper stop the stock stand used. It's resting against the rear cross over exhaust pipe. Am I missing a part? Just a couple observations from fitting it in the shed last night. Getting the bike on the stand requires less effort. In fact I can do it with by stepping on the stand alone if I work at it Getting the bike on the stand involves less drama. With the stock stand, the bike was jacked so far up in the air, when it passed the "tipping point" there is no way to avoid having the full weight of it smash down on the lugs and end of the stand. At least I can't figure out a way to do it. Getting the bike off the stand, like getting it on the stand, is much more drama free. You don't have to try and push it "uphill" as much. Tire changes are going to be a bit (more) of an aggravation. The bike seems more stable on the stand. This may be a non-point as I've never had the bike fall over on the centre stand. Just a moment, I need to find some wood on which to knock.... I know that people seem to either love or hate these stands. We'll see what my long term decision is once I figure out if it's *supposed* to sit against that exhaust pipe!