Picking up your dropped bike

Discussion in 'Rider Skills Help' started by Bob Pinder, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. Bob Pinder

    Bob Pinder Registered User Read Only

    Assuming its on relatively level ground............

    Turn off the ignition, make sure its in gear and you're ready for lifting.....

    Turn the bars to full opposite lock and lift the bar nearest the ground with both hands.

    The power should be provided by your legs so you need to squat down and keep your back straight........just like the weight lifters on the telly

    1, 2, 3 and up she comes, if you're not sure, not very strong, don't feel up to it or just can't be bothered then get some help
  2. Quiney

    Quiney Been there, and had one Club Sponsor


    Can you explain the 'opposite full lock' a bit more clearly?
  3. marcella

    marcella Registered User Read Only

    Bob can you give me your mobile no mate_____cos i might need you to talk me through the next time if there is a next time (God forbid:bang: ) seriously i think embaressment had a good hand in me freakin out and doing the headless chiicken bit "if you know what i mean!". anyhow damn good advice thanks muchly:bow:
  4. Bob Pinder

    Bob Pinder Registered User Read Only

    full opposite lock

    if the bike is laying on its left side then turn the bars as far to the the right as possible, ideally so its on the lock stops - this is why the bike should be in gear because then the back wheel won't roll away when you start lifting

    and if its on its right side then turn the bars round to the left
  5. D.S.

    D.S. Registered User Read Only

    more realistically.................................

    Seriously Bob, good advice mate :yo:
  6. Samster

    Samster chamon motherf*cker Read Only

    And if it won't start once you've got it upright...............................................it's still in gear..............eh Joe! :-:
  7. 10MEN

    10MEN Guest

    :bow: Good advice but usually when hit the ground it aint worth picking it up :blush:
  8. D.S.

    D.S. Registered User Read Only

    & check the kill switch! :blush: :}
  9. StevePJuk

    StevePJuk Registered User Read Only

    Try looking here. It actually has some videos on it.


    Have used this technique myself, and must admit i felt like a right girl, not because i couldn't pick the bike up, but more because i dropped it in the first place.
  10. Norvern Clone

    Norvern Clone Registered User Read Only

    Yes but remember to put the side stand in the down position first or you will have to climb on the bike too.
  11. ogr1

    ogr1 Registered User Read Only

    If all else fails......................

    Don't drop it in the first place.
  12. Rheumatoid

    Rheumatoid B.I.R.D Intellectual Club Sponsor

    Has anyone else noticed what superhuman strength you are suddenly endowed with to avoid looking a c*nt for too long when having dropped one (!) in view of others? I picked up a GS850 in a pub car park once as if it was a push bike!

  13. Smix

    Smix Fcuk Up Fairy Read Only


    Ok - I know its taken me months to read this, but 'a right girl'??? Cheeky sod b0x2

    (And I didn't read it cos I haveno illusions about my lack of strength when picking up that pink bike!! - I do the dumb blonde bit and ask for help!!)
  14. atinabay

    atinabay Registered User Read Only

    Just thought this was appropriate.........Just back from my Euro Trip. Went for one week to Germany with the guys in the club. Covered 1700 fairly hard miles. Came back, left three days later with my wife and toured the south of France/north Italy for two weeks. Another 2800mls of hard driving. Magic. Not a problem thruout the whole period. Got within ONE mile of my house, thought I would fill it up, so into the petrol station I go. stops , side stand on, wife gets off and I start to..............you got it .Down it went, like a shot elephant. Stand could`nt have been on right........Words could not describe it.............No. Not true. I found words I didnt even know existed. I picked the Bird up as if it were made of polystyrene.......Prat.........Incidently, It was ?500 of damage.
  15. ogr1

    ogr1 Registered User Read Only

    All very good points....

    assuming you have'nt dropped the bike on yer tootsies, crushed the cat, trapped yourself under the bike, ruptured the tank, sat in the cagers lap next to you at the lights :lol: man8um
  16. atinabay

    atinabay Registered User Read Only

    Do`nt. I`m still in pain.........ego that is.
  17. Bob Pinder

    Bob Pinder Registered User Read Only

  18. gypsy

    gypsy MAN on the PAN Read Only

    Would that be dropping it or picking it up?
  19. Bob Pinder

    Bob Pinder Registered User Read Only

    The latter as the former has been over practised
    :eek: :eek: :eek:
  20. solorider

    solorider Registered User Read Only

    i have had to pick up my fj1200 twice and both times i have had the handlebar turned so that the steering turns to the direction that the bike has fallen so that the handlebar is by the tank,i have on both times managed to pick up my bike.another time when i came off on black ice on my xj750 i managed to pick that up on my own,i had a sprained ankle but didnt know that till about a hour later

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