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post #1 of 18 Old Jun 19th, 2006, 5:35 pm Thread Starter
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Getting the LT off the deck

I've just read a post by HarrowBMW describing the technique used to lift up his stricken LT after loosing his balance whilst stationary. Anyone have the technique in detail? Is there a thread that has all the info? Be reaallly nice to know this stuff!

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post #2 of 18 Old Jun 19th, 2006, 6:21 pm
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Try here:

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post #3 of 18 Old Jun 20th, 2006, 5:20 am
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I recently used the technique listed in the link to pick my hefty hauler off the pavement after a parking lot drop and found it surprisingly easy! It took a minute to get my back in the right spot on the side of the bike but once I got it the big ol LT righted with no problems. Still embarrassing though...but I guess it happens to the best of us.

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Video of Picking up bike

Go here and watch how it's done... revspickup.mov

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Wipe the sweat

One of the best parts of that video is at the end where he reaches up to wipe the sweat off his brow... Whew, I did it...

He makes is look easy.

It's not but at least it's doable with the technique shown.


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I can see a lot of folks are interested in the video.... Have had hits starting at 3:00am PST. The server is limited to 25 connections at the same time... SO if you are not getting in to see it right away just wait a minute and try again.

Make sure you have QUICKTIME loaded on your PC. If not you will probably abort.

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I'm going to disagree. It is that easy to pick it up. If you get your butt in the right place, it is all done with your legs and not your arms. I don't even want to think how many times I've picked mine up because of stupid mistakes. Used the technique to show several others how to pick up a Harley or two, a Valkeryie and a 'wing.

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Hi tvguy
Love the video, especially as it took four of us to pick mine up. I noticed that the bike slides a bit before you get it moving up, does this cause any damage to the bike? Would it lift without sliding if there were some kind of block or wedge behind the back wheel?

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HI Dave,

I don't know... The bike that was tipped over was not mine. If the bike is in gear it shouldn't roll to far. If you move the bike to much you will definitely scrape up the black side protectors. Sorry I could be more help.

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very cool vidio I wish I had seen it before I dropped mine last year It was a [email protected]#tch to get up facing the bike

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Hi tvguy
Love the video, especially as it took four of us to pick mine up. I noticed that the bike slides a bit before you get it moving up, does this cause any damage to the bike? Would it lift without sliding if there were some kind of block or wedge behind the back wheel?

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Watch carefully. The movement you see is because the front wheel is off the ground. The back wheel shouldn't move because you should put it in gear before lifting.

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Hi tvguy
Love the video, especially as it took four of us to pick mine up. I noticed that the bike slides a bit before you get it moving up, does this cause any damage to the bike? Would it lift without sliding if there were some kind of block or wedge behind the back wheel?

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Actually, that was my old 2001 with the Suburban Machinery foot peg lowering brackets. It was pivoting on the leftie. That will not happen on a standard footpeg.

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One of the best parts of that video is at the end where he reaches up to wipe the sweat off his brow... Whew, I did it...

He makes is look easy.

It's not but at least it's doable with the technique shown.


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What you did not see was me practicing before the actual "action!" And it was hot that day, too. As has been said, it's all in the leg action. Keep your back and arms straight, and take short steps.

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What about when its on the right side?

As the video shows, lifting from the left is pretty easy...as you can drop the side stand down with your foot whilst balancing...

However, if she is down on the right, I've always had trouble getting her back on the side stand. I put the stand down first (of course) but have felt it necessary to get someone to just balance the bike once up, whilst I run around the other side, to put her down onto the stand...

Anyone have a better way of doing this?

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As the video shows, lifting from the left is pretty easy...as you can drop the side stand down with your foot whilst balancing...

However, if she is down on the right, I've always had trouble getting her back on the side stand. I put the stand down first (of course) but have felt it necessary to get someone to just balance the bike once up, whilst I run around the other side, to put her down onto the stand...

Anyone have a better way of doing this?
Just let her down easy, Mr. O!

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Thanks Muns! Just feels like in doing so, I'll drop her staight over on to her left...

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Do you think we ought to demonstrate this at CCR? We can use Rover as she's used to it.

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