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dumping Goldwing

Post by gordon49 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:02 pm

I have dropped my gold a few times and have tried the you tube version of trying to upright it but so far to no avail. Any suggestions from anyone.

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Re: dumping Goldwing

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:21 pm

I assume you're talking about this method:

It's important that you turn the handlebars all the way to the side of the bike that is laid over - if it's over on its left side, turn the handlebars all the way to the left, and if on the right side turn them to the right, before starting. You want your butt right up against the seat, one hand on the handlebar grip, one hand on the passenger handle, then push the bike upward. You're not trying to lift it up, you're more pushing it sideways, letting the bike sit itself up.

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Re: dumping Goldwing

Post by Bamaeagle » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:06 am

I have used the video posted above a couple times on my 1500. I have not used it on the 1800.....yet! I rellay had no problems in picking mine up......just make sure you don't go too far with it and lay it over on the other side while picking it up..

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Re: dumping Goldwing

Post by riffraff » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:53 am

It's the only way I know to pick up a wing or other heavy bike without ending up in the E.R. with a blown out back! ;)

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Re: dumping Goldwing

Post by WA9FWT » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:01 am

gordon49 wrote:I have dropped my gold a few times and have tried the you tube version of trying to upright it but so far to no avail. Any suggestions from anyone.
That doesn't happen with me any more.As you see by my avatar, I added training wheels :lol:
I had too, wife would not get on any more unless I did something. I had no problem with two wheels, but had to please the little woman.I'm sticking too that story.....of coarse at age 73 it does get a little harder too pick up,
but I did it with no problem,and I'm just a little 150lb weakling....


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Re: dumping Goldwing

Post by par4ugolf » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:11 pm

I have done this a few times myself and have managed to get it upright by grabbing onto the handrail by the passenger seat and lift with the knees. It really does come up fairly easily even for me at 66 years old.

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Re: dumping Goldwing

Post by bustedwing » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:52 pm

I have also done this with my first 1500 a few times and once you get the hang of it it workes pretty good. Of course my current Wing does not have that problem due to trike design and a lot happier co-pilot.
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Re: dumping Goldwing

Post by trike lady » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:19 pm

I've not dumped my Wing, as it has a training wheel unit.
I have dumped my Harley Electra-glide years ago. Darn thing is heavy, it's even worse when your short.

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