Three ways to lift a bike

Gigitt

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I like these methods.

I really like to see him crawling on his knees in slippery gravel - just painful!!

Monkey method looks like fun... but you might get slapped calling your wife the monkey!
 

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Brent Tkacs from PSSOR is a regular contributor to the Adventure Rider Radio Podcasts segments related to Rider tips.
 

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Clinton Smout's way of using handlebar as leverage.
not too sure about this technique with the possible rolling of the bike when set upright.
I've done the two handed walkback twice on my old ride - FJR1300 - without any trouble. I just might stick to that.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRH-kjp190g
 

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This is how you lift a bike. I've done it off road with a way overloaded bike, and in the garage (with broken ribs with no pain). Its really the best and easiest way. Just remember to kick any gravel you might slip on away.


 
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I had a slow tipover and for the life of me I could not get back on it's tires using chest or back against seat, one hand on handlebar other on grab bar. What did work for me was grabbing both grips, squeeze the front brake then basically just press the bike back onto it's tires.
It kind of surprised me how easy I was able to do it this way after failing with the squat method.
 
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Same here, except in mud or grass (slippy), but when bike fully loaded it's a different story, and in this case it's better not to be angry with any buddy :cool:
 
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Not one of those techniques will work if you are even on a slight off camber loose, rocky, rutted road. Oh, and mine always drops on the kickstand side. The last time I had to actually muscle it up. I almost could not do it.

There is simply no good "technique" to lift a bike when you are solo unless you have trees around. In those instances I also carry a pre tied prusik. climbers rope, pulley and carabiner.

Here is the very best way to do it. I highly recommend this product!! Another forum member here turned me onto this product. Sorry about the long video. It's my first go at making a "how to". I used my Beta but you get the idea:

 

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Squat method with the back to the bike has never worked for me out in the dirt. Typically you get no traction with your feet or the camber works against you.
Last time I took a slow-mo spill on mud solo & in BFE I had to remove and unload the full 10-day road-trip gear. No tree close enough to attach my ratchet strap.
I ultimately got it up grabbing the lower end of the handlebar with both hands, facing the bike, and then slowly lifting it up that way. Remarkably this caused no back-pain, executing the lift fully with the legs.
I think eventually I will need to buy the winch.
 

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Not one of those techniques will work if you are even on a slight off camber loose, rocky, rutted road. Oh, and mine always drops on the kickstand side. The last time I had to actually muscle it up. I almost could not do it.

There is simply no good "technique" to lift a bike when you are solo unless you have trees around. In those instances I also carry a pre tied prusik. climbers rope, pulley and carabiner.

Here is the very best way to do it. I highly recommend this product!! Another forum member here turned me onto this product. Sorry about the long video. It's my first go at making a "how to". I used my Beta but you get the idea:

Hi Chris ... good video. Not only did we find out that the product works .... we already know too that the neighbor cuts the grass:):):)
 
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