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lifting a downed lt - with the motor?

i just had some maintainance done at my local dealer and the tech told me about a m.s.f instructor who would demonstrate lifting dropped a gw by turning the bars and working the clutch a certain way. further, i'm told the instructor is a small woman and can stand the 900-lb bike up without lifting. does anyone know anything about this? can it be done with an lt?

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Re: lifting a downed lt - with the motor?

nope..............
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Re: lifting a downed lt - with the motor?

the rear tire comes off the ground when dropped. Doubt any clutch work will help that

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i just had some maintainance done at my local dealer and the tech told me about a m.s.f instructor who would demonstrate lifting dropped a gw by turning the bars and working the clutch a certain way. further, i'm told the instructor is a small woman and can stand the 900-lb bike up without lifting. does anyone know anything about this? can it be done with an lt?

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He's prolly referring to Carole "Skert" ?Yaworsky?, who can pick up just about any bike using her method. I don't know if she can use the motor on a GW, but I would doubt it.

Click here for a short video of her lifting method. This came off of Dave Dragon's blog, and he has more info there if you wanna check it out.

Also, our own John Munson has a link to his short video of lifting his LT, courtesy of 'Skert's" method. The link is in John's signature lines and his handle here is 'munson'.
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Re: lifting a downed lt - with the motor?

I haven't delved into this and don't own an LT (I'm just the guy in the back building your parts), BUT I'd be careful of losing oil pressure if the pickup isn't in the oil (leaned to the left, for example).....Starving the engine of oil to pick up a bike, no thanks....
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Re: lifting a downed lt - with the motor?

Unfortunately, having dropped mine a few times,
I've become very adept at recovering the bike.
Hate sand and gravel at stops.
Having learned the proper way to recover an 854 pound motorcycle,
it's not anything to get excited about anymore.

The first link is a recovery of a K1200LT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsdzdm35lbI

He makes it look easy; it really is.
If the LT is on its' right side,
don't forget to extend the side stand before you lift the bike.
If it's on the left, just balance the bike and extend the side stand.

the second link is Skert's web site with bike recovery discussions and video.

http://www.pinkribbonrides.com/dropped.html
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post #7 of 7 Old Jun 6th, 2009, 7:43 pm
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Re: lifting a downed lt - with the motor?

Here;s another example with instructions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sP3c...eature=related
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