I just got my top brackets and have the bike up on the stand. You do need to keep it tight against the plates in back and make sure the right side post sits behind the nub of a weld on the outside. Swingarm has a slight depression before curving up but no room to do this without being extra careful. I may chock the front wheel and the pit bull if removing the rear wheel or doing any wrenching. Ordered a sport chock too though I did find grabbing the rails under the front of the seat is the way to hold the bike when raising it with the Pit Bull.