Reynolds Ride off stand

I am pleased to have been very involved with this great product.  Roy’s father invented it because the first R75/5 motorcycles for Police work went to Salt Lake City Police in 1970.  They complained that it was too difficult for them to be sitting on the bike, waiting for a traffic violator and then get it off the stand for the pursuit.  They loved the new stand.

During a phone conversation with the father, he told me about this stand.  He was frustrated that he wasn’t able to sell it to the public.  I bought one for our testing.  It was fantastic, and I ordered 10 more.  I refused to sell the first one that was on our show bike, but I started taking orders.  Before the first order of 10 arrived, I ordered another 10.  They couldn’t believe it.

It has a few drawbacks.  It does slightly limit the lean angle before touching.  Most riders didn’t ride hard enough for this to be an issue.  It also doesn’t get the rear wheel off of the ground for easy maintenance.  That is a non-issue of one just learned a little trick that my mechanics learned immediately.  Either stick a 2X4 under it or have one person tilt it over while another removes the rear wheel.

By this late date, it is hard to tell which Ride-Off-Stand is for which motorcycle.  That mix-up has brought a lot of complaints from riders who have the wrong stand and don’t know it.

Not only is it a Ride-Off-Stand, but it is also a ride-on-stand.  I quickly learned how to ride up to a stop with a fair amount of fork compression, flip the stand down, and the fork extension puts it on the stand easily, without me touching the ground.  That is totally useless and more of a “party trick” just for the fun of it.

Updated 13 Nov. 2019