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Old 04-19-2010, 03:08 PM   #61
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SocalRob, thanks for the post of a cool tool for those who really need it. I guess if you are tall and strong enough it is easier than when you're the shorty and/or have back issues..... Picking up a bike is all about technique as we all know, but good footing does help and isn't always there. I have found out that for myself, and I am sure other have too.
I am with GB on downsizing when I can't pick up my GSA....
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:12 AM   #62
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what the

Just a thought from down under what if the jack is packed under the bike and by the way where can i purchase one
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:28 AM   #63
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what the

Come on guys It looks a lot lighter than a kangeroo jack are they still available and where
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:53 AM   #64
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As the jack is made out of 1/2 inch square bar stock (aluminum), I had Dean's welder buddy in Alpine TX (we were in Alpine over the weekend) make up a base foot and about a 10" long 3/4" steel bar with holes drilled. I figure if I need a bit more height on the jack I can get a pin to go through the holes on the 3/4" bar so the 1/2" jack bar slips in and sits a bit off the ground.
looks like they took your advice and have upgraded.



great find, btw... i have been thinking of adding a come-along to my gear for this reason, and to get unstuck.

with the "rope trick" accessory, this thing does both!

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:49 AM   #65
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i am a skinny ddue and picked my gsa off the ground with my bare hands...chuck norris style

I told my bike Chuck Norris would be by to lift it up and in fear, it stood up all by itself.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:08 PM   #66
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I told my bike Chuck Norris would be by to lift it up and in fear, it stood up all by itself.
I guess it's an advantage to be 6'4" 240 in some cases....heave ho!
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:12 PM   #67
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Just a thought from down under what if the jack is packed under the bike and by the way where can i purchase one
http://www.snowbuddy.com/ You will need to call 1-888-766-9116 and tell them that you want the unit to pick up your bike. They will sell you the lighter unit which is less.

I bought one a few weeks ago so I think that they are still around.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:31 PM   #68
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This is pretty cool... especially for a short guy like myself.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:39 PM   #69
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My wife can pick up the GSA I guess she is a jack




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Old 05-14-2010, 05:50 AM   #70
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+1...A mechanical advantage is always better than an injury! especially if you are out alone!

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ignore the nay say ayers nice find
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:59 AM   #71
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I have used a rachet strap and a motorcycle tie down strap to get big beasts up if close to tie off points...would not work in the desert
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:10 PM   #72
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I'd like to pick up your wife!
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:29 AM   #73
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Thanks for the Idea

I'll definitely pick up one of these. After parking too close to the pavement to take a picture over it went. There was no way I could pick it
up. Thankfully I had another rider with me.

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Old 08-27-2010, 02:10 PM   #74
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Make it a factory option (Gravity Eliminator), however not sure if this would be a seller :-)
Definitely Downsizing
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:33 PM   #75
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One of these costs a little more than 10% of that contraption and you don't need to cobble it together. Strong enough to lift a GSA off the ground.

Cut it down to make it easier to pack. It does not need to lift the bike completely vertical, just past the point of no return and you can take over from there.

It's called a ratcheting cargo bar. You can pick one up at most auto parts stores, harbor freight, home depot, lowes, e.t.c.

Stay away from the model by Highland, it's made cheaply.

http://www.harborfreight.com/ratchet...bar-96811.html
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