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Old 04-02-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Dropping a Goldwing

As many of you may already know, I'm in the process of moving. About an hour ago I went out to the garage (shorts and bare feet) to move my Goldwing about a foot forward to make some additional walking room in order to pack up the garage. As I pushed it forward (unbeknownst to me) it push my kickstand up. By the time I realized this, it was already to late. There was no way for me to recover and keep it up. So instead, I just let her down gently. After half an hour of trying to get her back up (front tire just sliding across the cement), I resorted to good ole Youtube. The video below saved my . Only thing I had to do differently is use one of my tie downs to hold the front brake in place.

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Old 04-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Yeah... That's the technique I was taught during my MSF class w Rider's Edge back in '06.
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Seen that before, if you would had called me I could 've sent you a couple of Mexicans over to bring her up! Lol

Technic is always a great way to get things done, sometimes we can go over for hours on how to dos but then some one comes along and says "do it this way" and tadaa you are on your way..
Thanx youtube.. for tech tips and sexy women dancing
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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As many of you may already know, I'm in the process of moving. About an hour ago I went out to the garage (shorts and bare feet) to move my Goldwing about a foot forward to make some additional walking room in order to pack up the garage. As I pushed it forward (unbeknownst to me) it push my kickstand up. By the time I realized this, it was already to late. There was no way for me to recover and keep it up. So instead, I just let her down gently. After half an hour of trying to get her back up (front tire just sliding across the cement), I resorted to good ole Youtube. The video below saved my . Only thing I had to do differently is use one of my tie downs to hold the front brake in place.

Yep, I watched this video when I rented a goldwing in Cali last year. Was my biggest fear to not be able to lift it up after dropping it.

Pretty sure those bars did its job though right? My coworker drops it on the right side to change the rear tire...
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:51 AM   #5
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Truth be known, I was using that technique with no success. But after watching the video, I thought to myself if that girl can do it, my weak well better get the thing up. Let's just say the video instilled confidence.
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So you dropped it and then searched a vid to pick it up? LOL I dropped the Busa a few weeks ago. I have done that 2x now.
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So you dropped it and then searched a vid to pick it up? LOL I dropped the Busa a few weeks ago. I have done that 2x now.
pretty sure a goldwing weighs a couple hundred more pounds then a Busa.. I would think..
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pretty sure a goldwing weighs a couple hundred more pounds then a Busa.. I would think..
I'm pretty sure. And? I was laughing because I have dropped mine and also the vid search.
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i kept replaying this vid to hear the laugh again
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LOL, that's how I do it too. Either way, the key is lift with your legs, not your back.

One thing to remember though, is to pull the kickstand out before you do it from the right side. Don't ask me why I say this.
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sweet GW hope it isn't too scuffed
No scuffs, I let her down easy.
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