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Old 09-02-2010, 10:16 AM   #3226
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having a blast

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Napping in the ditch.... not good ... hahaha :


La Gringa likes the dirt a bit too much (nice view from there tho!):
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:33 AM   #3227
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La Gringa likes the dirt a bit too much (nice view from there tho!):
Your bike sure is sleepy

My bike took a nap on one of my last rides too:

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Old 09-02-2010, 12:09 PM   #3228
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I'm surprised we haven't seen a recall for 'Mechanical Narcolepsy' yet. I think mine is also affected.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:10 PM   #3229
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Napping in the ditch.... not good ... hahaha :
Gotta Ask. I see the string.....which makes me wonder how you extracted the sleepy head.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:38 PM   #3230
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we have got to get to Salt Spring!
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:45 PM   #3231
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Gotta Ask. I see the string.....which makes me wonder how you extracted the sleepy head.
the string was a pulley system to put the bike straight. It doesn't show in the photo but this a a VERY steep road (My engineering background would say 25% approx.) so we ended 'walking' the bike down the ditch until we were able to get it out with some momentum (thanks to gravity).

The bike got some 'battle scars':


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Old 09-02-2010, 02:07 PM   #3232
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The bike got some 'battle scars'
Ahh, now THAT'S what a GS is SUPPOSED to look like!

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Old 09-02-2010, 06:00 PM   #3233
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the string was a pulley system to put the bike straight.
I've considered this system myself. My main issue is what to use as a deadman. What did you anchor to in order to gain the pulley advantage.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:30 PM   #3234
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Ahh, now THAT'S what a GS is SUPPOSED to look like!

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Agreed!!! WooHoo!!
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:57 PM   #3235
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I've considered this system myself. My main issue is what to use as a deadman. What did you anchor to in order to gain the pulley advantage.
We usually ride in pairs and can use the other bike as an anchor. The trick is to anchor it to the lower part of the kickstand having the bike leaning the opposite way of the pulling force (see picture for illustration). Now, I know it feels WRONG when you set it up with the bike leaning like that but trust me it's the right way to do it

I got my pulley sys (called PSSOR Motorcycle Recovery System) from these guys: http://www.pssor.com/store.php

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:32 PM   #3236
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I'm sure it's great to be able to put that fancy pulley system to good use. But I see three apparently healthy guys standing around next to one bike. And someone's taking that picture. Unless they all have have hernias, wouldn't it have been much easier and quicker to give the beast the old heave-ho? Just sayin'.

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #3237
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I'm sure it's great to be able to put that fancy pulley system to good use. But I see three apparently healthy guys standing around next to one bike. Unless they all have have hernias, wouldn't it have been much easier and quicker to give the beast the old heave-ho? Just sayin'.

David
Haha, that's just what I was thinking but I bet they just wanted to play with a new toy.

I'm out of shape and I can lift by F800GS by myself (if I take the luggage off) but it is always good to have help!
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:02 PM   #3238
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I'm sure it's great to be able to put that fancy pulley system to good use. But I see three apparently healthy guys standing around next to one bike. And someone's taking that picture. Unless they all have have hernias, wouldn't it have been much easier and quicker to give the beast the old heave-ho? Just sayin'.

David
Very true... but this was our very 1st chance to use our pulley sys for real. Funny enough there is 2 guys in this picture that have badly herniated discs and the mother-in-law was taking the photo
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:42 PM   #3239
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:30 AM   #3240
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Lake Huron

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