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Dropped bike tip
« on: 24 September 2014, 03:48:28 PM »

Arriving home at about 00:30 last night, I parked the bike on the sidestand and, thanks to the uneven concrete driveway noted that the bike was almost vertical. So I gave it a wriggle and waited a couple of seconds to make sure it was stable before opening the garage door.
The bloody thing waited until I was a yard away before creeping forward and toppling over to the left. I got to it before it hit the deck, but only succeeded in slowing the fall. :wall
Knackered after a long day and with a naturally puny body, I then found I couldn't lift it back up. I've managed OK in the past, but with a full tank of fuel this time it was just too much.
I found a 4ft plank in the garage and slid one end under the bike just behind the tank until it contacted the decked footpeg then with one hand on the left handlebar and the other on the end of the plank it lifted up with no difficulty at all. Might help other 9-stone weaklings, or anyone with a dodgy back.
« Last Edit: 24 September 2014, 04:08:05 PM by Fazerider »

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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #1 on: 24 September 2014, 05:31:01 PM »
Unlucky, I'm sure that's happened to a few of us. I find it easiest to lift it standing with my back to the bike.

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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #2 on: 24 September 2014, 05:53:30 PM »
I'm no power lifter, but I lifted some old guys 1200 BMW tourer with all his luggage on with my back to it. He couldn't budge it, and you'd be suprised how easy it is this way, just remember to put it in gear if you can before lifting!!
Stop polishing it and ride the bloody thing!!

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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #3 on: 24 September 2014, 06:07:28 PM »
Thanks, guys. I'll bear that in mind next time it goes down and I don't have a suitable lever around.  :)

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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #4 on: 26 September 2014, 12:31:03 PM »
The technique I was taught:


  • Put it in gear - stops it rolling away from you as you lift.
  • Get your hands under the lower end of the handle bars - this gives you the most leverage.
  • Knees bent, back straight and lift. Don't go too fast, or you could tip it over the other side.


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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #5 on: 26 September 2014, 12:41:41 PM »
Mine fell off its centre stand once.... I jest you not.

Put the bike on its centre stand in the garage.
About 15 seconds later it fell off it, I actually watched it go, but wasn't near enough to do anything about it.

Cause: Cable reel under the back wheel; it must of just balanced on it long enough to make me think it was on its stand properly.










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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #6 on: 26 September 2014, 06:08:29 PM »
Put it in gear and it won't roll  :)

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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #7 on: 26 September 2014, 06:13:36 PM »
as above, put in 1st, and also turn the wheel full lock in to you (so if you're standing on the l/h side, full left lock) then keeping the wheel in that position grab the bar end and the tail grab, and push forward - the bike will come up. Mind you I'm a fat heavy bastard so carry a bit of oompf to help, but my wifey who is 8 stone can do it - just - in fact she can also lay on the ground as i pass the wheels over her to check alignment using tread marks patterns  :lol
« Last Edit: 26 September 2014, 06:14:22 PM by tweetytek »
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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #8 on: 26 September 2014, 08:27:17 PM »
First to the table for meals always I presume? :rollin

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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #9 on: 26 September 2014, 08:32:31 PM »
First to the table for meals always I presume? :rollin
wouldn't want it to go to waste
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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #10 on: 26 September 2014, 10:20:52 PM »
 :lol :lol

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Re: Dropped bike tip
« Reply #11 on: 26 September 2014, 10:32:11 PM »
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