HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
janner

How do you pick a downed 650 up?

37 posts in this topic

Whats the best way to pick up a 650 on its side?.......I have been grabbing one side of the handle bar and also grabbing some frame underneath the rear fender.....but am now thinking that this may be a weak spot?.......Any tips?

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine has been down many many times on all sorts of inclines (new rider learning dirt). I just grab both handles and pull it up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always jus grab both bars and pull it up. mine is an r though, maybe l is worse?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've Grabbed the rear fender just where it attaches...(I try to grab part of the rear seat as well but I have been using that since 2001 and when I pull the end around to park it in the garage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There used to be a video or slides of a woman picking up something like a Honda Valkyrie. She'd back up to the seat, squatted, put one hand on the lower handle bar, and another toward the rear of the bike, and use her legs for the lift. Made it look easy.

If you are facing the bike, you end up using your back, and it is hard on your back, plus you don't get much leverage.

I also like to lock the front brake (if it's not in gear or I can't get it into gear) so the bike doesn't "get any ideas" midway through trying to raise it.

Here's the links: http://ibmwr.org/otech/pickup.html

http://www.pinkribbonrides.com/dropped.html

(OK, so forget the girly aspect---there is good advice here, especially for narrow trails with drop-offs, or other awkward places we like to fall and stall in, etc. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I lay on the side of the trail, screaming like the dickins, and let my riding buddies lift that pig off of me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grow BIG BALLS

LOL... I can pick up a 800# Harley pretty easy by the handle bar and a loaded GS1150 was not too much of a problem either.....but am more concerned about the stress factor on the sub frame of the Honda which by all accounts seems to be a weak spot..

I guess I am worrying about nothing and just need to grab hold whats easiest and available ....:thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

depends if it is still on me and if it's still running LOL just grab the bars and pick up i doubt by picking it up you can hurt the frame.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Whats the best way to pick up a 650 on its side?.......I have been grabbing one side of the handle bar and also grabbing some frame underneath the rear fender.....but am now thinking that this may be a weak spot?.......Any tips?

Thanks.

That's exactly how I do it. It's not going to break. It's a tough bike. I've also picked it up just by the handlebars but grabbing under the seat is easier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
depends if it is still on me and if it's still running LOL just grab the bars and pick up i doubt by picking it up you can hurt the frame.

He should know, he crashes alot :thumbsup::)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I cant believe someone needs to ask how to pick a bike up LMAO dont ride it if you cant start it or pick it up!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:) Yeah, what kind of :censored:'s ask these kind of dumb questions, this is like asking what to do if your shoes become untied!...I remember the first time i dropped my bike...I just got up and picked it up...Didn't even think about it. If you can't figure out how to pick up a motorcycle (common sense) then you shouldn't be riding anything other than a joystick driven wheelchair or the special short bus. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I cant believe someone needs to ask how to pick a bike up LMAO dont ride it if you cant start it or pick it up!!
Yeah, what kind of 's ask these kind of dumb questions, this is like asking what to do if your shoes become untied!...I remember the first time i dropped my bike...I just got up and picked it up...Didn't even think about it. If you can't figure out how to pick up a motorcycle (common sense) then you shouldn't be riding anything other than a joystick driven wheelchair or the special short bus.

If you don't have something positive to contribute, go back to snarfing cheetos and keep your greasy fingers off the keyboard. It's guys like you give this place a reputation for being populated by ignorant kids. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dickhead.

And again, dickhead.

If you don't have something positive to contribute, go back to snarfing cheetos and keep your greasy fingers off the keyboard. It's guys like you give this place a reputation for being populated by ignorant kids. :thumbsup:

This is the truth. The question wasn't so much about picking up a bike as it was asking about how to do it safely without damaging the bike. The 650r's achilles heel is the subframe and it could be pretty easy to bend it if you just grabbed it and tried to lift the bike from it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This is the truth. The question wasn't so much about picking up a bike as it was asking about how to do it safely without damaging the bike. The 650r's achilles heel is the subframe and it could be pretty easy to bend it if you just grabbed it and tried to lift the bike from it.

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat????? the only thing i've ever bent on my bike is my handlebars (that eventually snapped) this bike is not the crf/x brotha it can handle anything :thumbsup: even all my many crashes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0