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Old 02-13-2013, 04:23 AM   #58
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Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Prairieville LA
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For those of you having issues with lifting the large Harley bikes off the sidestand, try this:

Rotate the handlebars fully right before you attempt to pick up the bike. You will discover that it is much, much lighter on the lift. We show this to ladies in my Riders Edge classes, and even the 98 pound petite ladies can pick up an Ultra with ease.

Warning: If you do this the first time, DO NOT horse it up like you normally do or you will probably dump the bike over to the right. I've seen that happen more than once. The lift effort required is much less than you are normally expecting.
Doug, KA5YSY

2011 BMW R1200RT
MSF/RidersEdge #127350, NAUI #36288
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