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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:36 am 
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Found this tip on another Forum, the Video demo makes it look very easy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4MPyX0QCYw

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:48 pm 
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Te He - this reminded me of someone who recently had to pick up their bike :evil: But did you notice she didn't do the required "Huff" before lifting? :D

Seriously - they do make it look so easy, I wonder if it would work on a BMW though?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:41 pm 
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Smurf - can't believe you said that. I suppose that it depends on the BMW though. If it's an R series, there the easiest bike in the world to bike up. Trust me - I've done it twice. Can't you remember last year in France :oops: :oops:






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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:05 am 
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Smurf wrote:
Seriously - they do make it look so easy, I wonder if it would work on a BMW though?


I learned a different technique to that on the BMW off road course that's even easier than the one in the video.
I can pick up a 1200GSA with barely any effort at all using it...

A few years ago, I started flapping about the possibility that Jo might find herself in East London (or somewhere equally desireable) with her Bandit on its side at silly o'clock, seeing as she could only put tip toes down.

So I got some thick carpet & newspaper on top of that (for all the oil) & taught her how to pick it up, until she was confident she could pick it up anywhere, any angle, any time.

For a bloke it's a handy skill that might reduce the amount of time that you feel like a pillock. For a woman commuting through places where the natives can get a bit lairy after lights out, it could be a very important bit of knowledge.

When I first saw this post I thought about making a suggestion that it might be a good thing to throw in to one of the slow riding days. Just talking about it, or watching it on a video is very different to doing it for the first time.

But then I thought about the practicalities of that suggestion...
Anyone know of someone that doesn't mind their front indicators getting cracked and losing a load of oil? :?
Then you'd have to have a car to cart down some thick old carpet & newspaper.

It's not impossible- could be done at Moulsham school & just remove mirrors & indicators from the victims bike.
There might not be any damage to the bike after dozens of people have had a go. :|

I reckon that being able to do it with a heavy bike like a Bandit gives you the confidence for other bikes, so a CB500 wouldn't be perfect. Or a blade for that matter. Modern plastics are too delicate. :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:13 pm 
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I suggested this some time ago for the slow riding day, and came out with a "I wish I hadn't have said that"... those that remember will be smiling now :oops:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:19 pm 
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Bill wrote:
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Go_waan. What happened? :P

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