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Old 11-26-2012, 06:39 AM   #11
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Re: Dropped my bike for the first time

That's the difference between a crash on the track and a tip over like this.. If it was an actual crash and you were riding on the adrenaline rush till the incident, you'd have no problem picking that beast right up!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #12
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Re: Dropped my bike for the first time

I've watched all the videos and still can't lift up the bike on my own. I should attend one of the IMS presentations to see it done. Of course, lifting a giant cruiser which is only half-over because it's resting on it's floor boards is different than lifting a sportbike which is on it's side.

I've ridden for 3 years now and never could pick up my bike if it fell. Only time it was an issue was when I dropped it in the driveway while I was home alone. Left my pride at home and went next door to my neighbor's for help.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:36 AM   #13
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LOL she's funny. But seriously that was the saddest tip over ever. Poor Ninja.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:58 AM   #14
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Never had the opportunity to try it out But I think these videos are a good reference.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfsUZDA8CoI
Putting the bike into gear is something I hadn't heard of before. But it makes total sense. I can lift my bike to "stage 1" where it's sorta half-up. It's getting it the rest of the way that's difficult for me. I still wonder if part of my technique is off. But I'm not too keen on tipping the bike over to try.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #15
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LOL she's funny. But seriously that was the saddest tip over ever. Poor Ninja.
Yeah I was entertained by that video. Thought the rider was a 16 yr old boy before I saw her get off the bike.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #16
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Re: Dropped my bike for the first time

My MSF instructor told me once he was riding along on the back roads and saw a girl with her goldwing down. He parked and was going to walk over to help her lift it. Before he got there, she already had it up by herself and rode off already. He said he stood there in shock for the longest time.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:27 PM   #17
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Hey, OP...you don't by any chance frequent any car forums, do you?
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #18
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A few, yes.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:19 PM   #19
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Sqaut down ass or back to the seat one hand on the lower handle bar, other hand on passenger peg or tail than lift with your legs.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:26 PM   #20
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It's a 2002 R6, for reference. I'm 5'5"ish and considered myself to have some strength and muscle, but that was certainly tested today.
Do as gundam said ... it seems to be the technique everyone recommends, basically a squat.

Other thing you have to realize is that if you drop your bike, collect your thoughts! First time I ever dropped a bike, I couldn't budge the thing - mainly because I was freaking out. My buddy came over and just picked it right up for me.

Looking back, I realized I was just too focused on the fact that my bike was laying on its side to actually stop and give it any real effort or thought in picking it up.

At Adirondack Nationals in Lake George a couple years ago, I saw a shorter girl get on her FZ8 and it was on a slight hill, so she lost her footing and the bike fell on her. I ran over to help her, but since it was all car-crazy people there, nobody else seemed to care about the motorcyclist on the ground. I picked the bike up for her and besides a sore ankle (and her pride), she was on her way.

I think there will always be *someone* around to help you out, so you shouldn't worry about it .
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