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Old 16 Mar 2014
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How do you pick up your bike?

I have 2 bikes 1 is a 50cc Honda scoopy, This is fantastic for the short commute into Manchester. I can literally pick her up if and when needed.

The other is a BMW k75, a couple of weeks ago I wanted to put it on its side while I did some maintenance. getting it down carefully was a challenge, but done with a bit of ingenuity! I tried to lift it up afterwards to see it i could do it on my own unaided, I couldn't.

This made me think, I won't have a hoist when I am in the middle of no-where so how would I pick it up / get it upright if I drop it or come off with out help?

my thoughts were to make a segmented leaver out of titanium pipe or rod about 1.6 meters long in 4 parts!

What are your ideas please?
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Maybe its technique? How To Pick Up A Fallen Motorcycle: http://youtu.be/BeLkrPkjimo

I'm not big but found I can pick up bikes i shouldn't be able to. Don't usually use the technique shown in video but always lift from my legs never try and just yank it up.
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If the bike is on it's right hand side, make sure you pop the side stand down before doing anything else
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will give this way ago next week when I get the chance! :-)
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ha

hehe, the bike in that video is not even 45 degrees over, i just found that funny.
but the man is right in his method, although you can do it from the handle bar too,
point the wheel at the sky, and squat lift the bar end off the floor
might find that easier.
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hehe, the bike in that video is not even 45 degrees over, i just found that funny.
but the man is right in his method, although you can do it from the handle bar too,
point the wheel at the sky, and squat lift the bar end off the floor
might find that easier.
2nd that.More leverage with wide bars.
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Lifting

If you can always try to put the bike in gear as you lift with the handle bars it carnt roll away from so you are not fighting two forces, also someone mentioned but the stand down if possible again good advice
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point the wheel at the sky, and squat lift the bar end off the floor might find that easier.
That's the way and as another poster mentioned, put it gear so it doesn't roll away as you pick it up.

After a crash/drop, don't just leap on the bike and start trying to lift it; take a few seconds to have a look at how it's laying. Would dragging it round a bit make it easier to lift ? If you're on a slope, drag the bike into a position where Isaac Newton it helping.
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The Nick Plumb DVD is quite informative on this and other stuff:

http://shop.touratech.co.uk/nick-plu...asics-dvd.html

Looking forward to the 2nd DVD.
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Whatever you do, DON'T try to yank the handle bars into a better position if you've dropped it. I bent mine doing this -expensive mistake!
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The Nick Plumb DVD is quite informative on this and other stuff:

Nick Plumb's Adventure Riding Basics DVD - Advice - DVD films - Travel equipment | Touratech Ltd

Looking forward to the 2nd DVD.
Hello

Just had a look at the Youtube preview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOSjjAHRDEM

Don't know what else is on this DVD but it should open with:

"Unless your also a 4 Times Dakar Rider like Nick Plumb, which you probably aren't when buying a DVD about basic riding skills to show you how to get on a bike, don't buy one of these big bikes; Ducati Multistrada, Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere, BMW R1200GS Adventure; because they were never designed to go offroad ridden by an average rider . These are great bikes to cross Mongolia on the back of a truck. "

It always makes me laugh when I see an expert playing on these bikes like they were 250ccm cross bikes.

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Hello

Just had a look at the Youtube preview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOSjjAHRDEM

Don't know what else is on this DVD but it should open with:

"Unless your also a 4 Times Dakar Rider like Nick Plumb, which you probably aren't when buying a DVD about basic riding skills to show you how to get on a bike, don't buy one of these big bikes; Ducati Multistrada, Yamaha XT1200 Super Tenere, BMW R1200GS Adventure; because they were never designed to go offroad ridden by an average rider . These are great bikes to cross Mongolia on the back of a truck. "

It always makes me laugh when I see an expert playing on these bikes like they were 250ccm cross bikes.

sushi
In fairness, though the DVD has a few outtakes, so not even experts are perfect. Just like a movie bet it took a lot of takes too look good on dvd and one bit relevant to this thread got left in the main video ;-)
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tired!



using a small winch and come carpet to lower my bike onto without damagingit. I decided to try out some of the methods Yes they do make a difference, but the biggest difference was trying it first thing in the morning after a school run where i am fresh as a daisy or late at night when I have done a days work! - this makes all the difference.

I only hope I if I ever come off and I am on my own, it is first thing in the morning! - makes it much easy-er!
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