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Old 12-06-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Dropped Your Bike Lately?

Just before I sold my HD, some a-hole backed into it in the parking lot and knocked it over. I didn't know the correct technique to pick it up, but I came across this link at the Stromtroopers website. I wish I'd known the first technique they show that morning!

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Old 12-06-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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Nice find! It's been a while for me but it's sometimes a bear when it happens.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:52 PM   #3
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The back to it method works great, learned it from a KLR forum and tested it on my KLR, K1200RS and a rental K1200LT. Ok, Tested is probably the wrong word, used it, now thats better.

I left the KLR idling on a hillside and it managed to vibrate the kick stand out from under it.

Making a quick run to the store, backed my KRS out of the garage and discovered how slick wet grass can be. Made a controlled fall onto the grass, minor bent rear brake lever and tiny scratch, lucked out with no broken plastic.

Rental LT, learned the kickstand should move farther forward than I expected. Got off, walked away and looked back to watch it slowly fall over. Thank God I'm huge, or that thing probably would still be stitting in that parking lot.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:55 PM   #4
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Technique #1 is demonstrated yearly by Skert (Carol Yourski) at the Twisty Sisters Annual Rally. Imagine a 5'- tall, 125lb woman performing this on a BMW R1200 with full (and I mean FULL) bags and trunk.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:42 AM   #5
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I would never, in a million years, have come up with that back-it-back-up trick on my own. I'm just not that bright...
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:47 AM   #6
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Yeah, I wish I had known about it when I had the Road Glide. I only put the bike down (not "lay 'er down") once but I damn near herniated every muscle in my 165 lb body heaving that 762 lb monster upright again.
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I think you guys need to go to the gym!
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No doubt. Programming for a living doesn't exactly promote fitness.
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:40 AM   #9
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No doubt. Programming for a living doesn't exactly promote fitness.
Yes, but we get to eat quality microwaveable snackage from vending machines, drink obscene amounts of sugar and caffine, and waste endless hours goofing off at websites like Motorcycle.com!

Besides, I don't even know Jim.
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:55 AM   #10
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Not to mention the unassailable excuse for screwing off: "compiling"
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