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    Picking up a CT
    on: Oct 06, 2017, 07.26 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 07.26 am
    Fortunately it all happened in slow motion. Paddling my CT backwards out of the garage as usual, I thought the side stand was still down, stopped and leant over expecting to hear the crunch of the stand on gravel. No crunch, she just kept going! Realising this was a no win situation I tried to minimise the fall as much as possible and jumped clear at the end. So, there she was on her side and me thinking wtf do I do now knowing the weight. Fortunately I remembered seeing a demo of picking up GS bikes at the NEC motorcycle show a couple of years ago. Keep the handlebar grip tight to the tank, hold the pillion grab rail, bend knees and lift. I’m not saying she’s not heavy, but up she came in one movement which was a relief as had help been requested a huge amount of piss taking would have taken place!
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    Re: Picking up a CT
    Reply #1 on: Oct 06, 2017, 07.33 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 07.33 am
    Well done, i doubt i could do it  :305:

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    Re: Picking up a CT
    Reply #2 on: Oct 06, 2017, 08.05 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 08.05 am
    I was truly surprised how relatively easy it was, basically the lifting was done with the legs, not the back or arms, think that’s the key.
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    Re: Picking up a CT
    Reply #3 on: Oct 06, 2017, 08.24 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 08.24 am
    Well done, I'm dreading that happening, which I guess is inevitable, as I've had several 'moments' :002:

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    Re: Picking up a CT
    Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2017, 09.56 am
    Oct 06, 2017, 09.56 am
    Strange how it seems to happen in slow motion as thats how I remember my drop in Dijon, France a few years ago on a fully loaded up BMW RT inc. tank bag and with wife on the back.
    Tried a u turn in a lay by after getting slightly lost after travelling 250 miles all day in 35 degree heat. Completed the u turn OK but when stopping to check it was OK to access the road again the bike leant over my left leg buckled and over it went, with the wife screaming and the bike screaming its nuts off.
    Both off us managed to get the bike up on the second lift, adrenalin, I think, helped lift it.
    Only ever time I've dropped a bike since I broke my femur on a Suzuki GT250X7 in 1981 when I was 18. Now 53, so done ok over the years :008:

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    Re: Picking up a CT
    Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2017, 04.37 pm
    Oct 06, 2017, 04.37 pm
    Glad to hear you managed to pick her up without sustaining any damage to yourself and hopefully none to the CT.
    I must admit to dreading it happening to me, I can feel my back twitching just at the thought of it.  :012:
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    Re: Picking up a CT
    Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2017, 07.48 pm
    Oct 06, 2017, 07.48 pm
    No damage as such, just a v slight graze to the mirror and hand guard.
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    Re: Picking up a CT
    Reply #7 on: Oct 07, 2017, 09.57 am
    Oct 07, 2017, 09.57 am
    Feel your pain!!  I've dropped a few bikes in my time, all in slow motion  :008: Touch wood I'm yet to drop the CT.

    I do the same padding backwards out the garage with the side stand down to make sure i dont drop it.

     



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