Today I'm riding thru the woods and forget the rule of "when in doubt, give it gas". Over she (XR650L) goes on her left side after coming to a stop over a rut. No damage except slightly bent shifter. No problem. Went to pick her up. Bars are turned to the left somewhat. As she went up halfway and weight started to land on the front wheel, the front wheel rotated, allowing the bike to slide away from me, making me drop her. Tried again and again, each time same thing. D*mn, I'm not too weak, but that thing was getting almost too heavy to lift after the fifth attempt. Of course, the gas is drizzling out of the tank during this whole thing to add some fun to the event. I then turned the handlebars to the *right* as far as I could, and it was 30% easier to pick up by the bars because the front wheel didn't rotate and make the front of the bike act like it was on a skateboard. Sooo... here's the tip. If it goes over on the left, turn the bars to the right before picking up by the bars. If it goes over on the right, turn the bars to the left before picking up by the bars. It's a *whole* lot easier. Any other "pick-up" tips out there?