Success! Finally, that is. Quite the ordeal trying to get the bike balanced front to rear so both tires are off the ground. I still have to finagle the stand into place since I had to angle the adapter plate in order to get both tires up. No simple roll into place and throw the lever. I might try to adjust it more tomorrow, but have run out of patience for that today. And the hex I had to buy was a 3/8 inch for the stand...all the other hexes I've got are metric.
I ended up with a nyloc M10x1.50 nut afterall, despite not seeing the recommendation until after the fact.
All said and done, I'm happy with the stand