How to Pick Up a Heavy Motorcycle

by Laura
(Oakland, MI)

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Hi Ladies,

Though compared to most on this site my bike is not heavy; but for me a 425 lb bike is. Is there a good method to pick up the bike off the ground? I have not dropped it yet, but know its just a matter of time. By the way its a KLR 650. Thanks in advance.


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Jan 25, 2010
You Can Do It
by: Xanthia

I've unfortunately had to do this in the street. You end up with super strength from the adrenaline and if you use the butt walk method, you will have it up in no time.

Jan 24, 2010
Picking Up Dropped Bike
by: AngelVal

Here is a good website to help you with picking up a bike: Pick Up Dropped Bike


Jan 24, 2010
How To Pick Up A Heavy Motorcycle
by: Katrina

Ok.. I've never tried this on a heavy bike, but I've been taught the method on my small bike (250lbs)

First it depends on which side you have the bike down. If the bike is not laying on the kickstand side make sure and put he kickstand down first (you will see why in a moment).

When the bike is on its side you turn your back to the bike one hand on the handle bar, one hand on the back peg... squat... scooch your butt right up against the bike (about the seat area).

Now "walk" backwards... pushing your butt into the bike. The method is to get your butt to leverage the bike up. Each step you are lifting and pushing with your butt. Your legs are doing the 'lifting' by using the leverage against the bike.

If the bike is laying on the kickstand side you are to get the bike up enough just so the kickstand can be put down and will hold the bike (be prepared to flip the kickstand down as soon as possible).

The trick is to not lift the bike so much that the weight topples over to the other side (hence having the kickstand down on the other side).

Hope that makes sense and it works for you.

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