Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fairfax, VA, USA
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.