Track Day Winner
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2007 GSXR 750, 2007 Honda CRF150R Supermoto
Re: The dreaded D word...
Honestly, your best bet if it does happen is to get some one else to pick the bike up for you. I'm 5' and 100 lbs and there's no way in hell I'm picking up my Gixxer. I'm not risking injury to my back just to prove a point.
Most of the stupid drops occur in parking lots, etc and there's usually some one else around. Ask for help and don't feel ashamed. If you ride alone in unpopulated areas, always carry a cell phone and in worse case scenario call a friend to help you out.
If it makes you feel more comfortable, once you have your frame sliders installed get a couple guys to help you gently put the bike on the side and see if you can pick it up by bracing with your back to the bike and using your leg muscles. At least you'll know for sure if you can do it, and if you can't, accept the reality. We can't all do every thing.
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