Gregg, Sorry my typing sucks with this new laptop: yes its Shalla. Yes, it uses the bottom of the "boombox" of the exhaust system. Note, the lift has a nice rubber cover on the prybar piece. Stress engineering was not my discipline, but I don't think it should pose an issue. BTW, it is quite convenient to use and lift up the rear wheel for chain lubing. I haven't yet tried--it works on the Harley--but you move it towards the front and you can lift up the front wheel.