Author [ES] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [SE] [FI] [NO] Topic: HOW TO : Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle  (Read 12199 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Coconut

  • Trophy God
  • *****
  • Posts: 8795
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2017 Trophy SE
  • City / Town: South Birmingham
  • Country: UK
HOW TO : Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle
« on: August 17, 2013, 07:56:05 AM »
I claim absolutely no credit whatsoever for this one,
other than thinking that this You-Tube video clip
might be useful for anyone unfamiliar with the technique  :028:

( Sorry it doesn't feature a Trophy - just some other "heavy" bike ! )


« Last Edit: October 20, 2019, 11:52:59 AM by Coconut »

Offline Glenn

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 373
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Wisbech, Cambs
  • Country: UK
Re: HOW TO Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 11:52:32 AM »
Good one.
You could lighten the load if touring with full luggage by removing the top box and uppermost pannier before lifting.

Offline Roger

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 431
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Triumph Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Kent
  • Country: UK
Re: HOW TO Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 03:52:09 PM »
That's impressive, it makes sense what the bloke says, I have found that when I have dropped a bike i'm normally so issed off I grab it and heave it up by the handle bars but this way looks calmer !

Thanks for that

Roger

Offline Leak

  • Trophy Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 241
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Silver ;-) Trophy SE
  • City / Town: St Austell, Cornwall
  • Country: UK
Re: HOW TO Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 04:56:45 PM »
I found the best way is to let the wife pick it up !!!!!

 :745: :745: :745: :745: :745:
ʎɐqǝ uo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ

Offline Verdun95

  • Trophy God
  • *****
  • Posts: 2747
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy 1200 SE
  • City / Town: by CDG Airport
  • Country: France
Re: HOW TO Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 09:15:03 PM »
 :047: excellent piece of advice  :028: :062:
« Last Edit: October 14, 2014, 08:41:26 PM by Verdun95 »
An old biker must be a good rider

Offline w8d4it

  • Trophy God
  • *****
  • Posts: 5337
    • View Profile
  • Bike: 2013 Triumph Trophy
  • City / Town: Houston Texas
  • Country: USA
Re: HOW TO Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 10:10:10 PM »
That is very good advice.  I think I'd want to make sure those exhaust pipes were cold before trying this though. 
Proudly Riding Triumph Since 1968
2013 Triumph Trophy SE
2001 Sprint 955 ST

Offline KaliforniaKook

  • Trophy Member
  • **
  • Posts: 45
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Sparks
  • Country: USA
Re: HOW TO : Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 08:25:15 PM »
Thanks! Never had a big bike before - dropped it on my second ride. Like Roger, I just angrily put my back into it, but it was hard! (Bike fell over because I was on a slope - sideways - and feet couldn't reach the pavement!).

Offline seadog

  • Trophy Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 1038
    • View Profile
  • Bike: Trophy SE
  • City / Town: Harrogate
  • Country: UK
Re: HOW TO : Pick up a dropped or fallen motorcycle
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 08:52:14 PM »
 I can attest to this method it works :152:
I had the misfortune last year to laying the bike down due to foolish using the front brake whist stood still just moving off. ( another story)
Lifting up with your back to the bike works.
You also don't do your back in.
Sea dog
seadog