Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Glen Williams, ON, Canada
That uTube vid makes the pickup look so easy!!!
I'm 6', 225 lbs, and 63.
I had a tipover in Sept. at an intersection, looking left as I eased forward at the light, not noticing that there was a drop in the pavement level on my right. She started over, I hit the kill switch and stepped clear as it rested on the right bumper.
Walked around, pulled out the sidestand, backed up to her just as in the video, and tried to lift/back it to vertical.
Extended my feet out in front further than felt comfortable, and up she came, before a couple of guys got out of their cars to assist me.
Knowing it was still in first gear, I let it lean over to the left, away from me, on the side stand.
As I walked around to mount up, the bright glow from my very red face offset any minor pride at having lifted her up.
What happens when she goes down on a gravel road, or wet pavement or grass, or falls downhill?
Time will tell.