Frequently Asked Questions

Does it fit Dyna's, Softail, and Sportsters?

Sorry, Smooth Rider does not fit on these bikes

Does it work with a center stand?

Sorry, but Center Stands and Smooth Rider mount to the same location on factory cross member.  So you have to decide if you want to ride it or park it.

Does the urethane part wear out and can it be replaced?

In 12 years we have not replace one urethane guide.  All parts could be purchased separately if needed.

Can I install it on the driveway with no lift?

Yes, but it is harder to install.  A basic lift works great.

How long does it take to install?

If you seen our youtube video and read the instructions you should be able to do it in 15-30 minutes.  We have installed them in under ten minutes when we did installs at motorcycle rallies.

Where can we see some reviews on Smooth Rider?

Smooth Rider reviews can be found on our eBay and Amazon listings.  On eBay we have a 100% buyer satisfaction rating and 4.8 out of 5.0 stars on Amazon.


Galvanic Corrosion, Mounting Dissimilar metals together

Galvanic corrosion isn't a problem.  The aluminum parts mount up against painted metal parts, not raw steel, which insulates the dissimilar metals  from touching.  This is also true with the black oxide plating on the fasteners.


Also, if galvanic corrosion would be a problem on motorcycles, you would see it on several other places on a bike where aluminum and steel contact.