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Help Me ! Help Me I've fallen and I can't get up!!

Fellows I don't know if it's the fact that my legs look like two pool cues with hair or what but I can't get Mabellene up .
When she goes over it takes me and my wife to pick her up. I have tried looking at the only video I could find on the forum but it just kept freezing up . Does anyone have a link to a good video that works. Any help would be appreciated. I know I must be doing something wrong.
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I dont' have that video, but also, I don't think you are doing something wrong... That think IS heavy

If you are luck and it falls to the right side (can it be called luck?) it's a little easier. You can deploy the side stand and then you and your wife go to the right and backwards, start lowering it inch by inch. You do the first pull. She hold down. You pull again, she holds, and keep going this way until the bike rest on the side stand.
Make sure it's in gear.
From the left you have to add the problem to you or her going around before the last pull, to hold the bike straight.

Always backwards, flex the knee just a little, grab and straight the knees. (about 2 to 3 inches each time.)

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No video link, but let's review the technique --

If you can, make sure the bike is in gear (keeps it from rolling away as you are lifting)

Turn the steering to full lock, handlebar closest to the ground toward the rear.

Stand next to the bike with your back to the bike.

Put one hand on the handlebar grip closest to the ground.

Put the other hand on the saddlebag handle closest to the ground.

Keep your back straight, flex your knees, and place your tail against the side of the bike.

DON'T try to lift the bike with your arms! The objective is to use your legs to raise the bike.

Using your legs, *slowly* start walking backwards. Take small steps toward the bike -- the closer you get to the bike, the more vertical it will be, and therefore the lighter it will seem.

The lifting force will be applied through your arms, but they only hang down to the grip points, somewhat like a crane's lifting cables -- your legs (i.e., the crane winch at the base of the crane) do the lifting. If you are trying to bend your arms (using your biceps), you're doing it wrong.

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Help Me ! Help Me I've fallen and I can't get up!!

Thanks guy's
I'll wait until sat. and lay her down and try your methods. I appreciate the help. I dropped her twice on the madien voyage, once about a block from the PO house, I thought it was some HD ridder's incedious plot, they knew I was comming and poured a bucket of gravity at the corner, but then it could have been the fact I used the front brake with the wheel turned
Thanks again for the help.
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Sorry to hear it. It sucks in so many ways when you drop your ride. I dropped mine (a week new) the other day and pretty much laid down in the garage and went total 3 year old over over it

Too bad we can get the comfort and toys on a something nice and light like a Duc 749s or something you can one hand!
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Sorry to hear it. It sucks in so many ways when you drop your ride. I dropped mine (a week new) the other day and pretty much laid down in the garage and went total 3 year old over over it

Too bad we can get the comfort and toys on a something nice and light like a Duc 749s or something you can one hand!
Mine's only been on it's side once in 5 years, blown over on the right side - in gravel on a downhill slope - by a 70 mph dust devil while getting a performance award. It took a 6'5", 270 lb. Arizona State Trooper, me at 6' and 210lbs. and the little woman at 5'4" and 120 lbs. to stand it back up. And we BARELY got it upright. He took the ticket BACK. Really.

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"The" video is available on google as well. Here's the link to it:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...65667220791434

Sorry, no idea what the language is, let alone what it says - but the pictures work!

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"The" video is available on google as well. Here's the link to it:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...65667220791434

Sorry, no idea what the language is, let alone what it says - but the pictures work!
Yup - that be John Munson (Revzoom) doin' the walk-it-up. I'll mention it to him in the morning at *$$ that he's been googled!! Thanks, Tate.
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....I appreciate the help. I dropped her twice on the madien voyage....
Mike,

Don't even sweat it. I dropped her THREE times on her maiden voyage--all over being HUA with a dry clutch! Then, picked her up all three times.....Talk about being sore the next day! Ouch.

The lifting techniques described are probably the safest. I use a little different technique where I use one leg as a fulcrum under the bike. But you can really injure your back if you mess up.

Hang in there!

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Mine's only been on it's side once in 5 years, blown over on the right side - in gravel on a downhill slope - by a 70 mph dust devil while getting a performance award. It took a 6'5", 270 lb. Arizona State Trooper, me at 6' and 210lbs. and the little woman at 5'4" and 120 lbs. to stand it back up. And we BARELY got it upright. He took the ticket BACK. Really.

Don't feel so inadequate....
Ron,

Those Arizona DPS boys are alright! I had a little "talk" myself last time I was in them there parts.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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Fellows I don't know if it's the fact that my legs look like two pool cues with hair or what but I can't get Mabellene up .
When she goes over it takes me and my wife to pick her up. I have tried looking at the only video I could find on the forum but it just kept freezing up . Does anyone have a link to a good video that works. Any help would be appreciated. I know I must be doing something wrong.
Thanks in advance
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Don't feel bad. I have had nine sugeries, metal rod and pins in the leg, and still walk with a limp. I dropped my bike (yes, front break going around the pump) in May at the gas pump where four of us stopped at. The other three came running to help me out to help me. I told them to wait while I try myself. I have seen the video and read the technic on how to do it. I tried a few times but I could not get her hp. I got so far and that was all I could do. One of my buddies had to help me out the rest of the way.
Now I know that when I am by myself at a store and drop my bike, I will have to go inside and get that 83 pound 16year old girl to help me.

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Fellows I don't know if it's the fact that my legs look like two pool cues with hair or what but I can't get Mabellene up .
When she goes over it takes me and my wife to pick her up. I have tried looking at the only video I could find on the forum but it just kept freezing up . Does anyone have a link to a good video that works. Any help would be appreciated. I know I must be doing something wrong.
Thanks in advance
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Ditto on all. Mark gives a good step by step instruction.

Here is another tip; get some 1" heater hose cut long enough to cover impact areas of crash bars, and rear luggage chrome.
Slice down center and slip over these areas.
Put a drop cloth or heavy cardboard on the grass.
Have someone help you carefully lay it down.
Practice picking it up both sides.
Once you do it in a controlled environment you won't have to worry about getting it up (unless you get hurt). Workrd for me.

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One thing nobody's mentioned is the need to keep the r's up in at turn, it likes it at least 2000, and when you're running, it likes 4000 a lot!!
Good luck
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Don't feel bad I don't think that I am able to pick her up by myself either. So far every time I have dropped her (lets say more the twice). there has been someone near by to help. Offers gladly accepted!

The first time I dropped my bike, I was fully loaded for a 10 day camping trip. A young girl came over and offered to help then her boyfriend came over and it took all three of us to get her back on her wheels.

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