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Bacon
04-13-2008, 11:14 AM
Sigh and it's a very big one.

Yesterday I washed the bike for the first time this year after I fitted a new front tyre. I put the bike away quickly while I was washing it as a sudden hail storm hit us. Well today I was watching the Moto GP with my son and of course had a couple or more of the wee whisky nips that we do when we get involved with these races. Well I thought it would be a great idea to take the bike out and polish it after yesterdays wash. BAd idea.

I couped it over to the right on the way out of the garage . I tried all the things I have seen on this forum about lifting the bike. I couldn't even make the thing move a half inch and I'm no small guy.

Anyway. I rang my neighbours door bell and said, "Mike I need you, I've couped my bike" He laughed and came over. He couldn't move the bike an inch which was the problem I had. Well between us we lifted it. He thought it must have been stuck funny but I guess I'm just old. Sigh. I remember when nothing was too heavy. What happened to me.
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Mellow
04-13-2008, 11:19 AM
The key to lifting the ST, and the Wing, is not to try and 'Lift' it but to push it.

When you are in position - handlebar turned all the way to the right, left hand on it, butt against side of seat, right have on passenger grab rail... then just push back... it will come right up... if you think 'lift' then you'll try to lift which is tough for a heavy bike... don't think an upward motion.. think a horizontal one...

alphafang
04-13-2008, 11:23 AM
Hey Alex
the water of life has the same effect on me too matey.:D :D
Paul

Bacon
04-13-2008, 11:31 AM
Hey Alex
the water of life has the same effect on me too matey.:D :D
Paul

I can't tell you how much that made me laugh.

I can see you and I will get on really well :D

tlartist
04-13-2008, 11:44 AM
In answer to your rhetorical question: "He thought it must have been stuck funny but I guess I'm just old. Sigh. I remember when nothing was too heavy. What happened to me."

Now....I am just guessing, mind you, but it might be this:

"....had a couple or more of the wee whisky nips..."

Thank you for sharing. ;-)

Bacon
04-13-2008, 11:50 AM
In answer to your rhetorical question: "He thought it must have been stuck funny but I guess I'm just old. Sigh. I remember when nothing was too heavy. What happened to me."

Now....I am just guessing, mind you, but it might be this:

"....had a couple or more of the wee whisky nips..."

Thank you for sharing. ;-)

Now you sound like Nancy my wife. Ouch

Bacon
04-13-2008, 03:20 PM
The key to lifting the ST, and the Wing, is not to try and 'Lift' it but to push it.

When you are in position - handlebar turned all the way to the right, left hand on it, butt against side of seat, right have on passenger grab rail... then just push back... it will come right up... if you think 'lift' then you'll try to lift which is tough for a heavy bike... don't think an upward motion.. think a horizontal one...

Jo, you know what, I sat back and thought about everything I had read on here and more. As much as I pushed and shoved, I just couldn't move that big bamstard a fraction of an inch. I didn't knock on next doors easily but Mike has helped me out of several situations. Can't fault the man really.

Mellow
04-13-2008, 03:26 PM
Jo, you know what, I sat back and thought about everything I had read on here and more. As much as I pushed and shoved, I just couldn't move that big bamstard a fraction of an inch. I didn't knock on next doors easily but Mike has helped me out of several situations. Can't fault the man really.

I'll bet if there were witnesses you would have all of a sudden come up with the strength.. LOL

dannyk
04-13-2008, 03:28 PM
Guys, did you notice the only two that had the real answer were in their 40's, us old guys been around the block to many times with a little whiskey in the mix to accomplish anything constructive :D :biker:

Mellow
04-13-2008, 03:30 PM
Guys, did you notice the only two that had the real answer were in their 40's, us old guys been around the block to many times with a little whiskey in the mix to accomplish anything constructive :D :biker:

Yes.. but, I'm on a Wing... just like the TV adds 20 lbs.. the Wing adds 20 years.:nanner1:

dannyk
04-13-2008, 03:36 PM
Joe, you and me gotta sit down with a bottle of jack and talk some real serious stuff :D :biker:

Mellow
04-13-2008, 03:40 PM
Who's Jack... what year ST does he ride?

dannyk
04-13-2008, 03:45 PM
He comes from Kentucky, has to be at least 2 years old, I think he goes by #57 but not sure, another possibility would be Dr. kessler. I can bring some of the real stuff, if you bring some of the wash to camp stoc.

Mellow
04-13-2008, 04:04 PM
I'm buzzing after 1/2 a beer.. can't imagine what a sip of whiskey would do.

George
04-13-2008, 04:37 PM
I picked mine up _twice_ yesterday, in the mud! Pics to follow. :D

I used the "no whiskey assist" method.

dannyk
04-13-2008, 04:52 PM
See he's in his 60's also :D :biker:

dannyk
04-13-2008, 04:53 PM
I'm buzzing after 1/2 a beer.. can't imagine what a sip of whiskey would do. lets find out if your up to it :D

Finewest
04-16-2008, 09:56 PM
A wee bit of the coup, eh? Here's your TOA!

http://www.st-owners.com/pp_gallery/data/500/toa.jpg

Bacon
04-17-2008, 05:26 AM
Well I thank you all for your advice but I'll be more careful in future.(resident attack wife won't let me) No real harm done other than a few scuffs on the tip over wing and my red face LOL. I reversed it out of the garage again yesterday without incident and finally went out and ran that new tyre in a wee bit.

Fred, I shall treasure that TOA (what's a TOA?) I know it's an award given to members who admit to couping the bike I think in memory of you stopping to pick up two shiny lighters in the road and thus leading the way but missed what TOA is?

Now I have it. TOA=Tip Over Award

DaBear
04-17-2008, 06:05 AM
If it came down to a choice between giving up my bikes or giving up single malt, I'd have to think it over.....

Finewest
04-17-2008, 08:22 AM
Well I thank you all for your advice but I'll be more careful in future.(resident attack wife won't let me) No real harm done other than a few scuffs on the tip over wing and my red face LOL. I reversed it out of the garage again yesterday without incident and finally went out and ran that new tyre in a wee bit.

Fred, I shall treasure that TOA (what's a TOA?) I know it's an award given to members who admit to couping the bike I think in memory of you stopping to pick up two shiny lighters in the road and thus leading the way but missed what TOA is?

Now I have it. TOA=Tip Over Award

Here in the colonies a "coup" is called a Tip Over... TOA=Tip Over Award. And it's true... Two shiny Zippos in the road and BAM! So I don't even stop for pennies anymore... LOL. :crackup

jasonJonas
04-17-2008, 08:38 AM
i haven't had to pick up the st yet. i'm hoping the tip over bars will give me the advantage. the wing is easy to pick up. well, it used to be anyway. i haven't dropped it in a while. :)

Bacon
04-17-2008, 08:47 AM
Here in the colonies a "coup" is called a Tip Over... TOA=Tip Over Award

Fred, as usual I can speak the words but my spilling is bowf. Correct spelling is of course.

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Cowped: This word means to tip. I cowped it over, or it got cowped means I tipped it over or it got tipped over. This word is still in common use all over Scotland.
snip<

http://www.murphysedinburgh.co.uk/UNDERTSL.htm

Finewest
04-17-2008, 09:56 AM
Fred, as usual I can speak the words but my spilling is bowf. Correct spelling is of course.

snip<
Cowped: This word means to tip. I cowped it over, or it got cowped means I tipped it over or it got tipped over. This word is still in common use all over Scotland.
snip<

http://www.murphysedinburgh.co.uk/UNDERTSL.htm

Then we both stand corrected! LOL. You be careful out there. I hear there is a lot of sheep in Scotland! :eek: