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Offline TRG

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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 09:45:22 AM »
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*Originally Posted by DaMonk45 [+]
For a TEX or a GS style/type of bike
The first is the easiest. They do come up quick.
DAMHIK

This is why I asked the Q......I've seen all the other sit/walk back type techniques but this one just looks so damn easy to do the lift.
Just wanted to see if the experienced adventurers on this forum have used before.

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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2015, 08:00:32 PM »
method one worked for me last week in tuscany, forgot to remove my brakelock before starting

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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2015, 03:34:58 AM »
I've always used the tested and tried method with all my bikes. I can pickup the TEX even on the trails with that method. Though I am curious about the other one, I should test that and maybe shoot a video as well - that should be informative and fun and painful all at the same time  :030:
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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2016, 06:15:46 PM »
I found the best method was to get 5 people to help you.   :002:

That's what I did 2 weeks ago anyway but then it went down on the steepest tightest hairpin on the Hardknott Pass.  :008: :008: :008:
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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2016, 06:20:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by mikesch4ever [+]
method one worked for me last week in tuscany, forgot to remove my brakelock before starting

I did the same for the first time ever 2 days earlier. Luckily I kept it upright, twice in a weeks would have been embarrasing.  :034:
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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2016, 08:54:41 PM »
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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2016, 09:16:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by TRG [+]
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This is why I asked the Q......I've seen all the other sit/walk back type techniques but this one just looks so damn easy to do the lift.
Just wanted to see if the experienced adventurers on this forum have used before.

I saw your method demo'd at the Bike show at the NEC this year on the BMW Off road stand and have been unfortunate enough to drop my GS while 2 up when stationary and can say from 1st hand experience I managed to get mine back upright by myself without any trouble and I'm 5'7" and under 11 stone. Holding on to the end of the bar gives you more leverage than the other method as you're further away from the bike plus you're facing the bike rather than having your back to it, but you must make sure it's in gear. If you're tall the other method will no doubt work, but if you're short like me then with an ADV bike you'll get to a point where your legs are straight and it's still not upright and as you've got your back to the bike and arms locked things could I guess get a bit difficult :152:

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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2018, 05:25:30 AM »
There is a third method... :028:  provided you have a monk... er pillion or somebody else

The Monkey method, as illustrated here.. together with the other two


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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2018, 01:10:26 PM »

Lifting via the handlebar method never worked for me. I tried it many times. I believe the reason is that the TEX has a different fork angle than the GS. I can lift up a GS with the handlebar method, but it simply doesn't work with the TEX. Again, I blame the fork angle. The "put your back into it" method works - I am 5'11" (180cm) - I would suggest, as the bike gets more upright, simply go a little lower under it. As soon as the bike is close to upright it's quite easy to manage. This method works on trails, on rocks, on snowy asphalt and sinking wet sand (that final one is quite tricky)  :305:  :063: :031:
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Re: Is this an easy way to pick up a dropped Tex?
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2018, 06:38:29 PM »
Nice demonstration video, Icy. The biggest thing to remember when doing it this way it's to be cautious once you get it straight up & down that you don't lift it too far and tip it over the other side. I like how you start trying to put the kick stand down as soon as possible.  :028:
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