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Offline bazthebike

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well i know there heavy, but
« on: April 14, 2019, 10:47:52 AM »
Was walking round corner of Westminster bridge(London) on Thursday and saw a bike laid in road with pilot trying to lift it back up. went over to help, and yes you've guessed it was a green explorer xca. three of us to pick it up and off he went.

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Re: well i know there heavy, but
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 12:11:06 PM »
You have to be careful when you pick up a TEX -- especially a gen1 TEX. I remember one owner reported here that someone grabbed the fairing/headlight/windscreen assembly and tried to help lift his bike after a drop and the alloy bracket that attaches it all to the frame snapped off.  :003:
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Re: well i know there heavy, but
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 12:31:26 PM »
Sounds like the bike and rider were okay. :028:

Picking up any heavy bike is technique plus plus some leg strength. YouTube is your friend.

It also helps if the side that is down is not the sidestand side so that when you get it upright you can drop it onto the stand.

When I dropped mine at a heavily cambered stop I had the camber and the 'wrong' side of the bike on the floor. That took two of us and we ended up moving the bike so that it was perpendicular to the camber which made things so much easier.

When I dropped it in the mud it took a rope as not even five of us could get enough purchase to get it upright.  :006:
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Re: well i know there heavy, but
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 01:08:26 PM »
When there are two of us, I prefer the Mototrek counterbalance method. It makes it much easier. One person stands on the rear wheel rim whilst holding onto the grab rails and leans out as far as possible. The second person mans the handlebars. Just comes up really easily. It's best to place the heaviest person in the counterbalance position.


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Re: well i know there heavy, but
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 03:40:29 PM »
You know I'd post it here - there are many threads in this forum for other methods to pickup the bike. There's even a gadget to help tilt the bike up...


THIS is how you pickup your tiger. The handlebar method doesn't work with the TEX the fork simply doesn't have the same incline as the panzer. And I used this method on mud, on ice and on salt covered frozen asphalt as well. Just put your back into it and push up with your knees, don't lift - PUSH UP!
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Re: well i know there heavy, but
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 05:44:39 PM »
My wife accidentally tipped my fully loaded XcA over on the kickstand side once.  Even though it was loaded for two people and a week long trip, and we had to pick it up over the kickstand, I thought it was surprisingly easy to pick up.  Of course I come from the Harley world and my fully loaded Electra Glide probably weighs over 1000 lbs. 

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Re: well i know there heavy, but
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 06:58:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
You know I'd post it here - there are many threads in this forum for other methods to pickup the bike. There's even a gadget to help tilt the bike up...


THIS is how you pickup your tiger. The handlebar method doesn't work with the TEX the fork simply doesn't have the same incline as the panzer. And I used this method on mud, on ice and on salt covered frozen asphalt as well. Just put your back into it and push up with your knees, don't lift - PUSH UP!

That's the one!  :028:
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Re: well i know there heavy, but
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 10:30:08 PM »
yes they  are a bit top heavy - only problem I ever had was lifting it out out a river - but that was totally my fault lol  :008:

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Re: well i know there heavy, but
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 11:46:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by eps [+]
yes they  are a bit top heavy - only problem I ever had was lifting it out out a river - but that was totally my fault lol  :008:

I would love to see a video of that! :046:
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Re: well i know there heavy, but
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 11:52:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by eps [+]
yes they  are a bit top heavy - only problem I ever had was lifting it out out a river - but that was totally my fault lol  :008:

 :037: :745:  The first time ever I had to lift it was on a snowy asphalt the second day of ownership
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