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Old 09-05-2008, 08:02 AM   #1396
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I had one idiot fly around a blind corner, taking his half outta my middle right before the stop sign.... didn't see him coming until almost too late and I had to stop short. The road was on an incline to my left and when I put my foot down was nothing there until the bike was too far over for me to hold up with one leg.

I hit the kill switch and hopped outta the way and let her fall. Couldn't pick it up with it on a downhill slope, so I spun it around until the tires were downhill. Was able to easily pick it up that way. Best advice I ever got - to spin it around like that.


(if I had thought about it at the time, I coulda just gave it a bit of throttle and stood it right up and kept along my way.)
And for sure the guy stopped to help you pick it up...

Glad you didn't try to "save" it going down and get hurt that way. It is VERY hard to ride home with a pulled muscle in your back.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:14 AM   #1397
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Great photos Extreme Velcro...
I could never take my Beast into that type of marshy land...
To big and heavy it weights aroung 1480 lbs...
And thank goodness it will never fall over...
LOL.. It would sink...

VR that is a good idea about spining it around... I have helped my mate a few times with helping a down moto...

I was lucky that my NightHawk never went down...It almost once,thank goodness I didn't pull anything
But I did drop a scooter a few times...
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:37 AM   #1398
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Hello Everyone, just found this thread, and thought I'd add to the oestrogen pot
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:47 AM   #1399
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And for sure the guy stopped to help you pick it up...

Glad you didn't try to "save" it going down and get hurt that way. It is VERY hard to ride home with a pulled muscle in your back.
Yeah, right.


'Tis OK - it was the first time it took a nap when I was by myself so it forced me to figure it out.

Saving was outta the question... I sat there with my leg holding it up for about 4 seconds - long enough for me to think: "I wonder how long I can hold my leg like this." Not long.


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Old 09-08-2008, 08:01 AM   #1400
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My understanding as well that it comes from the word "newbie". Although on most other forums its usually written as noob; this is the only forum where they have hammed it up a bit by changing it to n00b
Somewhere in this forum, someone used: n(.)(.)b for women n00bs
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:33 AM   #1401
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Somewhere in this forum, someone used: n(.)(.)b for women n00bs
I wish mine were that perky. I am more of a n( )( )b!!
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:40 AM   #1402
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I wish mine were that perky. I am more of a n( )( )b!!
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I'd have to do some serious work to work out low mine can go!

Oh for money and a good plastic surgeon !
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:18 PM   #1403
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This is one of my biggest fears with my new bike (when it eventually arrives) is that it weighs about 370 lbs. I'll check out the link and practise, practise, practise....
Not long after I got my 1150GS (over 500 lbs), hubby and I went to a grass field, lay my bike down, and had me pick it up. I was able to pick it up three times, and could not do it a fourth time, and yes for me it is quite hard and I learned I need to work out more! Yet I am unlikely to ever be able to pick it up with the same ease most men could. You just have to try it to know what and how much you can do, and then act accordingly :)
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:44 PM   #1404
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Not long after I got my 1150GS (over 500 lbs), hubby and I went to a grass field, lay my bike down, and had me pick it up. I was able to pick it up three times, and could not do it a fourth time, and yes for me it is quite hard and I learned I need to work out more! Yet I am unlikely to ever be able to pick it up with the same ease most men could. You just have to try it to know what and how much you can do, and then act accordingly :)
Here's a couple articles that detail how to pick up a down motorcycle:

http://www.xs11.com/tips/riding/ride2.shtml

This one has pictures

http://ibmwr.org/otech/pickup.html

If you drop your motorcycle and there is someone else around there is no shame in accepting help to right it. Even if you are able to pick it up by yourself it's easier if you have help so there is no need to take the chance of straining muscles or wrenching your back. Of course if you do it correctly you won't hurt yourself.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:13 PM   #1405
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Somewhere in this forum, someone used: n(.)(.)b for women n00bs
I just knew it....I really hate sexism, and it can be so prevalent in male dominated areas like this.

But still, you are rather funny Oz!
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:41 PM   #1406
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I just knew it....I really hate sexism, and it can be so prevalent in male dominated areas like this.

But still, you are rather funny Oz!
It was a woman who posted it should have said that the first time(I'm one too)......I just thought it was kinda clever what one can do with limited keyboard characters...didn't intend to offend anyone...my bad

Here's a video link for picking up a motorbike that I found helpful:

Picking up a motorbike
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:38 PM   #1407
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So ladies....
Hows it going ???
Have we all been out riding ??

Are some of us shut in due to crappy weather??

Hope no one had any bad damages with Ike....


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Old 09-14-2008, 06:20 PM   #1408
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Missed Ike's wrath by a few miles - just light rain and stiff breezes NW of Ft. Worth. Beautiful day here today. Perfect riding weather . Too bad I was mowing all day

Haven't posted up here in a while. Glad to see this thread's still going!

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Old 09-14-2008, 07:43 PM   #1409
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So ladies....
Hows it going ???
Have we all been out riding ??

Are some of us shut in due to crappy weather??

Hope no one had any bad damages with Ike....


Tracy
BEAUTIFUL weather here in North Central New Mexico! I went out riding just to put more miles on my bike as I'm breaking it in, and to get my husband to witness a new sound I'm hearing on it when it gets really hot. It sounds as if it is the exhaust *clicking* - but it is new and loud enough I can even hear when I'm riding, but mostly when I stop. I know I can hear cars do this when they are put in a garage, but I've never heard a motorcycle do it so loud it is even noticeable while it is running. I hope it is nothing serious.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:58 PM   #1410
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Weather's still holding in northern CO and WY except at elevation. Went for a nice ride yesterday (Ride Report) with folks I met at Chickfest (linky) in July. Hope to get in a few more rides before the snow flies!

Howzabout the rest o' you gals?
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