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Tommo
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PostSubject: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:10 am

I was out yesterday on my SW, took a ride to the coast about 180 miles round trip, weather was great going out, but as usual in Wales it rained, so coming back was a bit wet, I was surprised how little rain actually hit me, of course the sides of my arms and my helmet, but legs and the rest of me quite dry.
Anyway I digress from my actual point, I arrived at a junction to turn right (remember road is wet) foot slipped as I put it down on the road to stop and down I went, no prob I just stepped off, but do you think I could lift SW back up? I struggled, there was no one about, no other traffic (that avoided embarrassment) then a Samaritan appeared from no where and helped me. No damage to Scoot just knocked mirror. Boy was she heavy.
I know the cut off switch works now. :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:52 am

Oops,
Glad there was no damage Tommo.
I find the annoyance plus the embarrassment gives me extra strength!
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:31 am

Cookie wrote:
Oops,
Glad there was no damage Tommo.
I find the annoyance plus the embarrassment gives me extra strength!

:lol!: :lol!: :lol!:
I nearly went Green.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:38 am

Try a GL 1500 lift from ground zero Shocked There are two kinds of bikers and dropping them, those that have and those that will Smile So far the S'Wing hasn't been by me but my others have.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:49 am

Chalk it up as an experience. All part of two wheeling. I dropped mine in a driveway that looked like packed dirt but was soft at the edges, and bogged that front tire down. No harm done, to me or the bike. No help, no car stopping to help me. I finally decided to grit my teeth and tackled the beast.
As oldwingguy says: 2 types of riders, those who have and those who will ....
Jay.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:58 am

I managed to put mine down in the parking lot at work (think I found some loose gravel while turning / accelerating)
I don't think my cut off switch works, or if it does it's slow, as we did a little breakdancing
fortunately no injuries and just a few scratches
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:40 pm

To help to lift a down swing ,apply the parking brake and front left leaver,that will stop the scoot from rolling away. If down on the right side,pull out the side stand. With two knee replacement and a need of two shoulder replacement , I am still abel to lay down my swing in my garage and lift it back up by myself without help .But every year it gets harder. This morning ,temperature - 32,   = 40C wind chill This spring with my trike kit removed I will have to lay my swing back down to remove the damage oil plug.

affraid  affraid I might need help this year , the mind can do it , my body says don't do it without help.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:02 pm

SilverWing is heavy,too heavy, very heavy loaded for long trips,top heavy, no real hand holds AND everybody will probably drop theirs one time or another.

Daelim in Korea has optionable 360 degree sturdy bumper, real help in getting bike up and protects plastic, too!
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:27 pm

Now that was a very good video. I once dropped my Deauville and struggled for about half an hour to lift it up, I was on a country lane and very little traffick. One Lorry went past, and a few minutes later another lorry came and stopped to help, as the first lorry had used his CB and said a biker needed help. Ever since I always give lorry drivers right of way and plenty of room. I hope it never happens again but if it does I'll remember that video, I hope! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:31 pm

One advantage of a heavier bike is a smoother ride and less wind effect. I've owned four maxi scooters now and haven't dropped any. So far. I have had practice righting Goldwing 1000, 1100, 1200, 1500 and 1800. Most of them mine. With a Goldwing the hardest lift is when the bike goes down flat on the ground. It's bad enough when it stops on the crash bars but a complete flop is really difficult. I managed to lift my 1500 when it fell over past horizontal, wheels higher than the seat. It was on a highly cambered road way out in the middle of nowhere.
I had stopped to look at a river. Parked my bike on the edge of the paved road and walked out on a foot bridge. I heard a crash and saw my bike down. The edge of the pavement had broken under the kidk stand. I used the normal butt-first lift technique but it was very difficult. I was planning on rotating the bike so the wheels would be on the lower part of the road but managed to do it without resorting to that. I didn't want to scratch up the Tupperware twisting the bike around on its side. I would have knowing the damage I'd cause though, when you're out in the woods where there's little or no traffic and no cell service you do what you have to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:28 pm

I never thought about it, a Goldwing falls to 45 degrees thanks to the crash bar that doesn't fold under. An S wing will fall to about full flat. I guess I figure it out when the times comes.

There are those that have and those that will. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of Scooter   Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:39 pm

There are those who've dropped their bike and those who lie about it.
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