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Old April 8th, 2011   #21
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At 6'-4" and 240 pounds I don't have a problem getting it up...as long as I'm not wearing slippers. I'll slide my foot in a work boot before trying to put the bike on the center stand while wearing slippers. No, I don't often ride in slippers.
Well, I'm a little guy compared to you, 6 foot and 185. I'll practice somemore and get r done. Thanks everyone for the tips.
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Old July 26th, 2017   #22
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I believe the HD lays down at about 45 deg, I think the ST lays down at about 30 deg.
This prohibits me putting my rear on the seat to raise it up with my legs (as recommended).
This makes the HD much easier to pick up. Since I am 79 yrs, I need a mechanical advantage to assist me, or I must wait for assistance ... this could be dangerous!

Some have mentioned straps attached to handle bar and some other point near the top side???
Any ideas, without a solution, I am very nervous about doing some of the
training sessions in "Ride Like A Pro", since I always practice alone.

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Appreciate your help,
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Old July 27th, 2017   #23
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At the end of my writing career I had to rely on the kindness of strangers to pick up my motorcycle when it tipped over. I got used to it and I met a lot of nice people!
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Old July 27th, 2017   #24
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I believe the HD lays down at about 45 deg, I think the ST lays down at about 30 deg.
This prohibits me putting my rear on the seat to raise it up with my legs (as recommended).
This makes the HD much easier to pick up. Since I am 79 yrs, I need a mechanical advantage to assist me, or I must wait for assistance ... this could be dangerous!

Some have mentioned straps attached to handle bar and some other point near the top side???
Any ideas, without a solution, I am very nervous about doing some of the
training sessions in "Ride Like A Pro", since I always practice alone.

Sincerely,
Appreciate your help,
doug thor
I haven't dropped the mighty ST1300 yet but have dropped the wing more than a few times, just by the looks the wing looks easier to pick up
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At the end of my writing career I had to rely on the kindness of strangers to pick up my motorcycle when it tipped over. I got used to it and I met a lot of nice people!
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Old July 27th, 2017   #26
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Ha that's the voice activated writing program for you! I hope self driving motorcycles work better than that!
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I've picked up my ST1300 (more than once) using the butt against seat, walk it up method without issue. It can be done, even with a left knee that's bone on bone.


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The best way to pick it up, is not to drop it in the first place....but it seems to be a virus going around causing the dropsies!
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The best way to pick it up, is not to drop it in the first place....but it seems to be a virus going around causing the dropsies!
I always thought it was highly-localized micro-gravity storms.
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