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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-09-2007, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Had my 96 Wing a week now let hergo over in garage, had to call my son to help get her righted. No damage except my feelings. They sure are heavy I could'nt budge it up by myself. I'm 63 but thats no excuse.
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You don't need to feel bad about it. You sure are NOT the first, and won't be the last.

It is more technique than brawn to pick one back up. You make sure it is in 1st gear or at least a lower gear. Get on the side that is down, put your butt against the seat. Grab a rear handle and the handlebar. Pull the handlebar in against the tank, then push up with your legs. Not your back.

There is a video around here somewhere of a 110# lady that can do it over and over to show it is technique, not brawn.


EDIT: I dropped mine in the garage.
Forgot the kickstand! Busted the CB antenna when it hit the wall.
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Here is an outline of the technique.

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sorry to hear about your wing hitting the ground. if it makes you feel any better,one of my riding buddies once told me "it aint broke in till it's been dropped". it made me feel better once i got over the initial embarrassment of dropping my bike.

ride safe and i am glad no damage was done.

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Hello from Carolina and Welcome to the "International Dropped Wing Club" Now you can get down to the real art of motorcycle riding. The induction into this hallowed hall is not so bad if there are no onlkers . I am glad you did not hurt yourself or damage your bike.

All I can say is:

Keep on Winging

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Welcome to the World's Greatest Goldwing Site minorj!

I'm not sure minorj is qualified to be a full member of the "dropped Goldwing" club. I think we should consider him an associate member.

For full membership with all its privileges and honors he must do the deed in public with at least 20 observers.

Ya gotta get the technique fellow, with that you can get the bike up relatively easily.



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Well can I be a member to that club I dropped mine with the wifey on it on a hill side in wet grass in front of 300 drunk bikers and no one wanted to help get it upright.
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Well can I be a member to that club I dropped mine with the wifey on it on a hill side in wet grass in front of 300 drunk bikers and no one wanted to help get it upright.
That was you???? If I knew, I'd have walked over and helped.
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After returning home from a very late dinner together the other night, my friend pulled up to his garage on his 'new' 83 1100 so his wife could get off and open the door. Unfortunately he was on uneven lawn. His left foot touched, his right was waving in empty air, and down they went with the bike laying downhill.
Nobody hurt, and now he doesn't have to worry about it happening again. It will, of course, but at least it won't be the first time again...

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Sorry to hear of your misshap. Hope you are okay. I am told that we all have to 'lay em down' at sometime.

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