Mr.Bill, I noticed that with mine as well. I have a 2012 NRS... The jack I have is a high end K&L Supply sissor jack that I had bought and used for all my other bikes, but don't think that I will be able to use it for my Night Rod as is.. Might have to cut me some wood support spacers or use frame rail protectors or something like that to shim it first. For now my old metal oil drip pan would not work,(bike sits too low) so I bought one of those new black HD oil collection, drip pan container combo, which works great by the way, and the best part is that it cost less than 30 bucks, and slides nicely under the bike while on the side stand. I might end up having to go to a "full on" floor mounted bike lift at some point. For now though, if I need to get the wheels off the floor for something, then she's going back to the dealer for that work. Oil changes and minor taskings, I can handle myself though. By the way, I'm 47 and traded an '08 Ultra for my Vrod. I had alot of trouble out of my Ultra during the time I had it, including having to have the MOCO replace the engine once. I finally got tired of it and decided to give the Vrod a shot, and since I have had my bike,(bought it new with 7 miles in March) I have never had to take it in to the shop for engine problems. Not as comfortable, but not as many headaches either. Not a bad trade off in my opinion. jtowles..