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Small city park that I stopped to get out of the heat and rehydrate. Gravel roads and had areas of sand washed across. I made it through 5 of them. No idea what I did wrong but I found myself over on my side. I couldn’t lift it alone because of a berm on the left side and I couldn’t unhook the trailer. Both were deep in the sand. Found one person camping that helped me lift it.
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Well that sucks.
Is just the mirror glass broken or is the mirror housing messed up as well?
If just the glass, I have a spare one you can have. I replaced my left sided one, but found a cheap set as a pair on Amazon.

Your bike down looked very similar to mine:


I also could not get it back up by myself. Super soft sand/silt and angled over on a rock while fully loaded made it impossible to do it by myself. I luckily had a guy that saw me trying to get it lifted up (and failing) while he was driving by on the freeway and stopped to help.
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I looked and found a set of mirrors and replaced them. That soft sand is a killer. The bike sinks in and it’s impossible to lift up. Thank you for the offer
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As I recall, someone made a side of the road lifting tool at one time.
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I have one. I didn’t then. lol
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could you tell me what and where i can get a lifting tool you talked about?
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echinus1988 wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 5:19 pm Small city park that I stopped to get out of the heat and rehydrate. Gravel roads and had areas of sand washed across. I made it through 5 of them. No idea what I did wrong but I found myself over on my side. I couldn’t lift it alone because of a berm on the left side and I couldn’t unhook the trailer. Both were deep in the sand. Found one person camping that helped me lift it.
Even I'm surprisingly you even made it through five of them you do know you got a street bike :lol: not a dirt bike :roll: also heavy bikes like this are not made for a sand
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Nlmman47 wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 7:17 am could you tell me what and where i can get a lifting tool you talked about?
https://www.motobikejack.com/

https://eastbound.shop/product/motorcyc ... -lc2500dan

https://www.advmotorrad.com/dustriders-motorcycle-hoist

And I'm sure there are others along with a bunch of DIY versions.
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Nimmam47,
My apologies for not replying. I didn’t check email.

Rambozo, thanks for helping him.


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