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Old 07-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #16
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If it was leaking fluids I would definitely pick it up and leave a note. Would probably pick it up even not leaking unless it was a full dresser that I couldn't get up without a crane.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #17
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One of the problems with leaving a bike on its side is that you can fill a cylinder with oil and cause a hydrolock. If you stand it up for him/her you can help prevent that, especially if you leave a note with your contact info on it.

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or gas for that matter

or gas into crankcase
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #18
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If you know how to pick it up without causing additional damage, then I'd say pick it up, especially if there is a risk of a fuel leak if it isn't picked up. But I can say from experience that not knowing what you're doing can lead to doing more damage than the drop did. DAMHIK



There was a similar discussion a couple of years back where I work. Several riders and smokers who like to ogle the bikes had noticed that a brand new FJR was sitting in the M/C parking area with its key lying on the seat. Nobody knew the owner by name. There was plenty of chatter back and forth about how sorry the owner would be if he came back to find his bike gone due to his carelessness. But not one of them would have considered lifting a finger to mitigate the guy's risk. I couldn't believe it, so I picked up the key and came back with a note to tape to the seat telling the guy his key was at the security desk. Even then I heard "Man, I wouldn't have done that because if anything happens to it now, you'll be blamed." Huh? On the contrary, the FJR was quite grateful that somebody else was looking out for him to keep the local riffraff from capitalizing on his moment of forgetfulnnes.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:55 AM   #19
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Good to know...

I am assuming you can't know that is happening until someone tries to start it.

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One of the problems with leaving a bike on its side is that you can fill a cylinder with oil and cause a hydrolock. If you stand it up for him/her you can help prevent that, especially if you leave a note with your contact info on it.

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Old 07-11-2013, 04:58 AM   #20
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I am assuming you can't know that is happening until someone tries to start it.
Correct, it isn't visable.

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:35 AM   #21
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Years ago, leaving a grocery store, I came back to a middle-aged guy standing next to my Sherpa, laying on its side. I gave him a WTF look (not too intimidating coming from a teenager), and he responded "Hey man, I was just trying to sit on it, but it fell over. I didn't know what to do, so I figured I would just wait on you to pick it up." I was a bit perturbed, but thanked him for his honesty and after checking it out, waved him on when I saw the sum damage was the ball broken off the brake lever.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:20 AM   #22
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I don't think I would pick it up. Some people just don't want you touching their stuff.
I've helped more than one person pick up their bike but if the owner is not present I don't think I'd mess with it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:05 AM   #23
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like these idiots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=386PedSaklM
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:40 AM   #24
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Years ago, leaving a grocery store, I came back to a middle-aged guy standing next to my Sherpa, laying on its side. I gave him a WTF look (not too intimidating coming from a teenager), and he responded "Hey man, I was just trying to sit on it, but it fell over. I didn't know what to do, so I figured I would just wait on you to pick it up." I was a bit perturbed, but thanked him for his honesty and after checking it out, waved him on when I saw the sum damage was the ball broken off the brake lever.
You should have asked him which car was his, then sat on it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:04 AM   #25
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Besides gasoline and oil, if the bike doesn't have a sealed battery it might leak battery acid as well. Battery acid can damage the frame and a few other things.

I would pick a bike up if I found one tipped over, and have done so in the past. In one case, I put the broken turn signal parts on the seat and it was fairly obvious that the sidestand had sunk into the soft asphalt.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #26
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Hi all ! I would pick it up without hesitation . If it were a really heavy bike I would get someone to help me . I would write a note also .
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:20 AM   #27
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Most of us now have a camera on us at all times. Digital film is cheap. Take a couple pictures of the scene and the bike, then pick the thing up and leave contact info.

If I park (bike or car) in a questionable situation, I take a picture of that before I walk away. Example: Park bike in spot next to large white car. *snap*. Come back to find bike on it's side with white scrape mark on fairing...
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #28
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... waved him on when I saw the sum damage was the ball broken off the brake lever.


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You should have asked him which car was his, then sat on it.
...then broke his ball...you know...to equalize things...
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:15 PM   #29
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Hardley Dangerson found laying on the ground,,,
pick it up?,
hellno!,toss a match!









not rilly,,,
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #30
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brand new FJR was sitting in the M/C parking area with its key lying on the seat.
Guy I work with leaves his key in his bike every time he parks it, on purpose apparently. I've threatened to relocate the bike to a different part of the lot so many times that if it ever gets stolen he's going to come right to me I'm sure.
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