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Discussion in 'Multistrada' started by noobie, Feb 13, 2020.
Mine are in the Czech Republic and Lithuania at the moment
see your problem, you'll need a long fvckin broom from there.
The dust ain't going nowhere, it's OK
One up starts here... fell off at brands, got bike back and couldn’t fix so went home. Spent the next week doing normal stuff incl riding multi to get tyres and a ride out. 14 days later still loads of pains when I stretched my arm went in walk in clinic...turns out I had fractured my elbow and every stretch re-fractured it. Sling for a few weeks...but Marshall’s picked bike up for me I was too busy throwing gloves and giving the bike a shoeing
Dropped my MV on a heavily cambered junction, from stationary, off the beaten track. Any attempt to lift it solo, despite it's light weight, had it just skating around on the greasy Welsh road surface making the damage worse. Had to wait for a couple of helpers to turn up and act as chocks on the wheels. Picking up when off road is arguably easier as the friction is greater with bits digging in.
Me and my brother have been lifting heavy weights for years, Air Con is NEVER light....
We even have our own label.
Well it’s an open offer from me. Video and a paypal address and pints on me for seeing a “normal” 50 something (no buff weightlifters) heave a panierless multi off the ground alone using any one of the methods.
Dropped my Multi 4 times. I lift it by the handle bar - side on the ground. Facing the bike, both hands on the handle and lift with legs and arms - not back. Its easy to lift this way.
A minor downside, happened only once, the handlebar was slightly misaligned but easy to put right - a small price to pay for saving yourself the embarrassment by asking help.
On a different bike, Triumph Sprint, tried the "back lift" . I ended up with scratching all the fairings, pushing it on the ground while trying to lift it... and that was an expensive fall.
They may have it at Donington where I picked mine up, in-aided
I faced forward, turned bars to max, applied front brake and drove with my legs. Worked ok
It is worth a mention, not sure if already said, but put bike in gear before hoisting so the fucker doesn't roll away on you. Well, back wheel anyway...
Dropped mine twice..aggression / embarrassment got it back up both times now i've got a Harley I just call her..
I've had a few bikes go over on me, I really racked my back trying to get a Daytona up when its wheels were pointing skywards.
I could get 45 degrees and no further - I had to wait for someone to come and assist. That someone turned out to be an old guy lol, but with his 5% assist, I got it back on its wheels.
I had my ZRX1200 go over not long since, when another bike fell on it... mine was all luggaged up.
That took 3 of us to get on its wheels. No possible way would one guy have managed using any of the demonstrated methods, unless he was Jeff Capes or similar.
It’s why I fitted engine bars to my Gs. If it’s dropped, it’s probably camber issue so wheel will be pointing upwards. Figrped, with the bars sticking out, I’ll have a go at spinning if I have to!
What's not mentioned, is all that friggin battery acid that will run / drip / leak all over your beautiful polished alloy swingarm and lower frame. You wont notice till months later, when its too late. Whatever method you use, just hose the arm and all the lower gubbins down, as soon as you can. You can thank me later
Motos haven't used liquid acid batteries for decades