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Try putting it up on cinder blocks, put it on it's center stand, and take out the cinder blocks under the rear wheel. Strap the front tire down for security and stability.
A lot more likely way to damage it than laying it on it's side.
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Cement blocks! Excellent idea! But I’d do better then just blocks, I would make a grid, so as to make it safer and easier. And for all that lay there bikes on its side,how did u get it upright?
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Simple as pie, and I am 76 now, it was laying on its' side.
the crash guards keep the handle bar up off the ground by about 6 inches or more.

I back up to it, pull the right handlebar up as far as it will go,
grab the passenger's hand rest,
put my butt on the seat, and start backing up with my legs. you never have to life with your back at all.

if I can do it, anyone can do it.... L1...L5 in my back are a shambles, but I don't have to lean over. Keep my back straight and use my legs for everything.

I have picked up my '02 a minimum of 3 times from the right side.

Twice for a new rear tire, the 3rd time was an aw crap moment.

EDIT: put it in 1st gear so it won't roll, I also squeeze the hand brake.
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. And for all that lay there bikes on its side,how did u get it upright?
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Picking up a GL1800 reminds me of one of those old punching bag Clowns I had as a kid. Or a Weeble.

Much easier is the "Use the center stand and instructions Honda provides" method. I took a few pictures of the amp box and how it impedes clearance. Also, I took [pictures of amp box removed. It is 6 small bolts to remove, 2 to mount it and 4 to remove amp from box. You'll also see my center stand is on the ground.
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Works good unless you have a trailer hitch in the way, too.

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I highly suggest that you put the bike in 1st gear before picking it up.
stops it from trying to roll away from you.
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Putting the bike in first gear is a smart idea! Will try to remember that if I need to pick up my Bike.
It is funny, how I am convinced that my way is the best! As I'm sure you are convinced of your way being best. Both methods do have their pluses and minuses. I am convinced that it is nice to be able to discuss the different ways in a civil manor, though. Thanks for sharing the "putting her on her side" method. I may need to try that one day.
...now if someone had a way to put an air filter in in under 15 minutes, I'd be all ears!
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Putting the bike in first gear is a smart idea! Will try to remember that if I need to pick up my Bike.
It is funny, how I am convinced that my way is the best! As I'm sure you are convinced of your way being best. Both methods do have their pluses and minuses. I am convinced that it is nice to be able to discuss the different ways in a civil manor, though. Thanks for sharing the "putting her on her side" method. I may need to try that one day.

...now if someone had a way to put an air filter in in under 15 minutes, I'd be all ears!
that is easy, bring it down to DaveO430.... I watched him pull the fairing off my bike, and install a new ECM, and put it back together in 15 minutes flat. It might have taken him another 30 seconds to change the air filter if need be.

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