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Old 06-16-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Red face 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.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:19 AM   #2
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Try a car.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:24 AM   #3
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Try a car.

I agree. They never fall over and are great for towing trailers.
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How the fawk did you fall 6 times?!?!?!

Buy a car.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:47 AM   #5
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New rider, are ya?
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:39 AM   #6
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Maybe he was wearing those 'heelie' sneakers and forgot to retract the wheels...
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:17 AM   #7
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Sounds like Cruz Euro finally stepped up and bought that big cruiser.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:39 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:42 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:42 AM   #10
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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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