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rantanplan:
Long story short, first nap.......
Fitted new tyres, went to scrub them in, and see how they act, after 150 km on paved road went on a gravel sandy road by the sea, standing up the pegs, and here we go BUT  :138:  :138: i had forgoten to disable the traction control  :232: after some meters went down right hand side  :087:  :087: fortunately i' m O.K, as for the bike the upper oem bars bent,  :151:  before the crash could fit 2 of my fingers between the bars and the cowls now only one.....
Trying to lift the bike, was impossible for me,  :006:  tryed all possible ways i know but nothing, i was strangling to lift the bike but no way no way. Fortunately again, when i decided to go find some help, a car happend to pass by and i had help  :046:   I'm 1,72m or 5,6ft 75kgr normal build
It's not the first heavy bike i own, but the only one i couldn't pick up, i had Africa twin 98' i could pick it up easily, also i picked up easily a cbf1000.
Conclusion........
Don't forget the TC  :192:  :192:  :192:
I'm very very troubled having a bike that i cannot lift by my own, will seeeee, very sceptical......
Disappointed of the upper oem bars, the bike went down with very low speed and ALSO IN SAND, the bars bent to the inside for about 2cm
Anyone like me having difficulty lift the bike??????

UncleGary:
I understand your pain. My old BMW weighed about the same as the Tiger but the center of gravity was much lower. I could lift the BMW easier than the Tiger. I have only had the bad experience of lifting the Tiger once. I used a technique similar to the first one in this video:

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I have no plans to try and lift a fallen Tiger by myself in the future. I'll get help or the auto club. Two person lifts are just so much safer.

rantanplan:
Originally Posted by UncleGary I understand your pain. My old BMW weighed about the same as the Tiger but the center of gravity was much lower. I could lift the BMW easier than the Tiger. I have only had the bad experience of lifting the Tiger once. I used a technique similar to the first one in this video:

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I have no plans to try and lift a fallen Tiger by myself in the future. I'll get help or the auto club. Two person lifts are just so much safer.

 :0461: i couldn't think the possibility having issue lifting the bike, didn't try this  technique i wasn't aware, will try with a friend by me
Thank you for the feed back   :028:

Stevie.P:
I only have one bicep in each arm having torn one in each arm so have very limited arm strength with the constant fear that if I damaged the remaining bicep that arm would become useless.
But I had previously once seen this clip and remembering the technique have twice picked my Tiger up after mishaps. :028:

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The worst bit was the thought I would lift too far and the bike go past vertical and over onto it's other side. :005:
I just took it slow and made sure I had the bike stable before attempting to turn and get the side stand down.

K1W1:
Originally Posted by Stevie.P The worst bit was the thought I would lift too far and the bike go past vertical and over onto it's other side. :005:
I just took it slow and made sure I had the bike stable before attempting to turn and get the side stand down.

That is why if the bike is on its right side you put the side stand down before you start lifting. If the bike is on it's left side there is no real issue.

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