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Old 03-30-2013, 08:47 PM   #76
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this thread keeps getting more and more innovative
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:22 PM   #77
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I'll definitely pick up one of these. After parking too close to the pavement to take a picture over it went. There was no way I could pick it
up. Thankfully I had another rider with me.

That would be a tough lift. I've been in situations with a bike over on the downhill side and it's impossible to get low enough to get any leverage and if it's loose gravel your feet just slide
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #78
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I'll definitely pick up one of these. After parking too close to the pavement to take a picture over it went. There was no way I could pick it
up. Thankfully I had another rider with me.

May add a couple of scratches, but in this case I would spin the bike around so wheels are downhill, take off the top case, luggage bag, and side case on the "up" side of the bike, and there is a good chance you can dead lift it.

I normally can pick the bike up, but a few times not. Not sure why the difference. I probably is easier if the gas tank is not full.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:19 PM   #79
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One of these costs a little more than 10% of that contraption and you don't need to cobble it together. Strong enough to lift a GSA off the ground.

Cut it down to make it easier to pack. It does not need to lift the bike completely vertical, just past the point of no return and you can take over from there.

It's called a ratcheting cargo bar. You can pick one up at most auto parts stores, harbor freight, home depot, lowes, e.t.c.

Stay away from the model by Highland, it's made cheaply.

http://www.harborfreight.com/ratchet...bar-96811.html
Not sure if you cut it down enough to fit in a case that it would lift the bike enough. Be nice to see somebody try.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #80
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absolutely the only acceptable use of the phrase "I had to lay er down"
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:02 AM   #81
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Anyone know if the motorcycle light version is still available from Snow Buddy?
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:10 AM   #82
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I always like how people always come into the GSA forums to suggest lighter bikes or no luggage. It's great.

I was cruising down some dirt roads, and then my road turned into a rocky ravine. Luggage was the only thing that allowed me to pick it up as many times as I did to to try to get out of there. Eventually I blew out my muscles and had to leave it there. I brought the 4x4 back the next day and winched it upright and trailered home back to El Paso. Something like this probably would have saved me a lot of heartache. Thought I think a rope and a pulley or two would've also worked.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:44 AM   #83
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Anyone know if the motorcycle light version is still available from Snow Buddy?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:38 PM   #84
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Anyone know if the motorcycle light version is still available from Snow Buddy?
Check the web site http://www.snowbuddy.com/pricing.php It looks like there may be some. Also call.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #85
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Fricken dropped mine three times today. The pig is way harder to lift than a Wing. A last resort might be one of these.

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #86
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Anyone know if the motorcycle light version is still available from Snow Buddy?
It looks like you can buy the pieces individually to make a kit.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:32 PM   #87
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After wiping out in the blinding silt dust en route to Tea Kettle Junction and not wanting to get hit by the guys behind me, I grabbed the bar and picked up the bike.

Morehei Ueshiba has instructions for tapping into adrenaline.
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