Close WW. Glad the drama was not more. We don't need more noise in our life.
Phillip,One thing that helped me was being told to grab the top grab rail when the bike is lying flat. Bike behind you, butt above the seat, get the lower handlebar and top passenger grab rail. Get it up some, then you can grab the lower rail and finish the lift. I have laid it down in the grass in my front yard and tried different ways. I am 50 yrs old 5' 8" and 155lbs.
It is interesting you mention that. I had the AT out today for its Sunday exercise in rural Ontario, and of course totally enjoyed it. The one thing I noticed (being my first real ADV bike) is I can stand-up and ride all day on the AT (except on freeways). The tank is so well sculpted that it is trivial to lean slightly forward and sleep standing up as the mill below plods along. It feels truly enlightening.The AT is a horse, the R1200GS a cow
EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1I didn't see an AT in any of those videos.
Just kiddin'. Well done demonstrations.
I can't imagine how some riders of Gold Wings deal with a napping situation. Yet, ride they do....
There are some that might say: "Well, if you can't lift it, should it fall, then you shouldn't be riding it". Well, it's their choice to have that opinion. I'll just have to cope with a dirt nap in a way that works for me. Thanks for all who've responded.
DT,I can't imagine how some riders of Gold Wings deal with a napping situation. Yet, ride they do.
Yeah, the AT does appear to nap pretty hard. I have lifted a downed bike - seat facing downhill - and leg/ankle trapped. It ain't fun. I can see the AT being stubborn when napping seat first downhill.
FWIW, that first bike is a 310GS, those weight just under 400#P.S. I just reviewed the videos again and, I don't know what the first bike is, other than it's a Beemer. It appears to be possibly a smaller Adventure bike but, I'm no expert. The remaining bikes do not fall all the way over, to the point the tank is close to the earth. The other Beemers and Pannier equipped bikes prevent the bike from falling completely. That means, that young lady doesn't have to lift as far but, still has to lift some, to get them up. She did a good job, no doubt about it. But, I'd like to her lift mine, with a full tank of fuel, and all the way over to the point the tank is only a few inches away from the ground.