Do use one, and you really have to be careful if using on the bike. A big person may have less issue. Dropped mine in the garage because of the smooth cement ! Once the bike starts going backwards, you will not be able to catch it if the stand slips. On normal rough concreate or asphalt, have not had any issues. Adding the triaxxion springs, I may switch back to the stock stand. It is a 50/50 experience for me. Cannot say a sure "go or no go", about it over all. Has its pros and cons.