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manowar3 06-16-2009 12:53 AM

Help, I've fallen and can't get up!
 
I recently purchased a 850 lb. Honda VTX 1800. On the 800 mile ride back from the dealer, I fell over 6 times (while stationary or almost stationary). I then found that I couldn't lift the bike back up (even though I weigh an athletic 250 lbs.)

I guess I need a different bike. Suggestions? I'm mainly interested in touring/camping while towing a trailer.

Buzglyd 06-16-2009 06:19 AM

Try a car.

longride 06-16-2009 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 216323)
Try a car.


I agree. They never fall over and are great for towing trailers.

SmokeU 06-16-2009 06:45 AM

How the fawk did you fall 6 times?!?!?!

Buy a car.

pplassm 06-16-2009 06:47 AM

New rider, are ya?

pushrod 06-16-2009 07:39 AM

Maybe he was wearing those 'heelie' sneakers and forgot to retract the wheels...

Buzglyd 06-16-2009 08:17 AM

Sounds like Cruz Euro finally stepped up and bought that big cruiser.

pplassm 06-16-2009 09:39 AM

Google "lifting bike" or something like that. There's a grannie that shows you how it's done.

Basically, back into it, and lift with legs.

Also, if you can get both contact patches on the the ground, sometimes you can "power" it up. Takes technique, and clutch control.

pplassm 06-16-2009 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by manowar3 (Post 216314)
I'm mainly interested in touring/camping while towing a trailer.

Any bike capable of that is going to be large and heavy, unless you're going to put a hitch on a Ninja 250. Learn to pick it up. Or learn not to drop it.

Buzglyd 06-16-2009 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by pplassm (Post 216346)
Google "lifting bike" or something like that. There's a grannie that shows you how it's done.

Basically, back into it, and lift with legs.

Also, if you can get both contact patches on the the ground, sometimes you can "power" it up. Takes technique, and clutch control.

I wanna make sure a video camera is running when he tries that with a VTX1800.


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