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Help I've fallen and can't get up

by lizardhead
posted 01-23-2018 09:56 AM

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 09:59 AM

This was on the Million Dollar Highway. Route 550 Silverton to Oray, Colorado.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 10:31 AM

Not quite as big, but been there done that, and its a worry when your gotten old.

Took me five minutes to get it back upright, convienced me Ive gotta sell it, ... its just too big for me now.
Not even my grown up kids want it!!

It scares me even manouvering it around the garage and driveway these days!

At least you could pop the esky have a beer and wait for help!!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 11:33 AM

Been there done that a few times, but as long as the deer(multiple) haven’t put me in the EMS/hospital wagon, I will pick it up. Unload the crap in the bags and extend the kickstand first.

Life is hard, but I wouldn’t have it any other way on my ‘97 FLSTC…!

Notice the top back wall with 3 sets F&R crash bars, 2-windshields, 2-fenders, etc.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 01-23-2018 01:02 PM

Traveled that route several times…on 4 wheels. Always thought it would be a blast on two.
At least, you weren’t moving when it fell.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 01-23-2018 01:37 PM

I dropped my Harley Ultra 7 times . . . the first 3 were in parking lots
and a few young bucks helped me get it up. (that is after I first got a big bike like that).
then I learned how to “put your back” into it and roll it right up – on flat ground.
if it were ever on uneven ground or in a ditch such as that one, I would have to
flag down a nice motorist or call a tow truck and ask for a “young beefy driver”.
a Thousand Pounds could put a hurtin on you if you did it wrong.
hopefully that is the last time you take a photo of something like that !! it just ain’t purdy.

Just always remember to have FUN !!!


-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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#6 posted 01-23-2018 11:54 PM

I dropped mine once on an inside curve pointing down hill on a down hill road. Going very slowly around a sharpe curve I hit oil or something on the road way. It started leaking gas out of a full gas tank which made my footing on the asphalt slippery and also made me concerned about fire. It was dusk and although the road was not traveled much I was concerned about someone hitting me in the dark. Every time I tried to pick the bike up it wanted to roll away from me. I finally put it in gear, wrapped my belt around the hand brake to stop the rolling and gave it a gut busting lift to get it back on it’s wheels. If it had not had hard saddle bags that kept it partially up I probably would not have been able to get it up and that was 30+ years ago when I was younger and stronger.
I gave up riding at age 65 because I knew my reactions were getting slower, my bones brittler, and life shorter; also I moved from sunny California to rainy Oregon where the roads are wet for 6+ months of the year.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-24-2018 01:51 AM

Only time I’ve dropped one of my bikes was in the garage many years ago. I accidentally set the kick stand down on a piece of wood that kicked out when I was dismounting. Only damage was a cracked turn signal lens and my ego. Never gone down on the road, unless you count the time I went over the handlebars doing 65 down in Costa Rica, which resulted in being stuck in the hospital for roughly 6 months.


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#8 posted 01-24-2018 02:23 AM

Put kickstand down.
Back up to bike with your butt against the seat.
Grab right handlebar with left hand.
Grab right passenger seat handle with right hand.
Push straight back with legs, dont try to lift the bike, imagine you are going to push it while it’s laying on the ground.
Bike will raise as you push with your legs.
Trust that as it uprights, the kickstand will keep it from going over on the other side.

Been there, done that. Have owned several GoldWings and we used to help people practice this maneuver at meetings. I’ve watched a 100lb petite woman do this without hurting herself or the Wing!

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#9 posted 01-24-2018 06:35 AM

I am all aware about GWRRA and the lifting thing, but ain’t no way one person is going to upright this Wing at that angle. Used to be the Chapter Director of Az-D, we are out here close to the GW headquarters.

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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