Originally Posted by JimVonBaden
Not really. When you lean a bike the force is still transmitted along the axis of the wheel. There is minimal side stresses comparred to fixing the wheel and pushing sideways on the seat or top of the bike.
Don't forget, this is a single sided shaft drive bike, not a chain drive with a fixed axle shaft across both sides of a swingarm.
The axis of the wheel is transmitted through to the swing arm.
I'm no expert rider, but I do understand mechanical systems. We may have to agree to disagree.
Of course, we could always meet in the middle and advise a strap be put on the front to assist in holding the bike upright. All bases covered!
Personally, I believe that after spending the almost 300$, and hauling it a few times with no issue, he is going to keep using this bracket no matter what we say!!!
***I just went and looked at the Lockitt tie down system. While I like that one equally as well (especially the price), if you use the wheels to hold the bike up, the effect on the swing arm is the same! The only way to reduce side load or tension is to use side load on the bars to hold the bike upright.