Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: High Desert, California - 2018 KLR
I went down here near my home, yesterday. I stepped off so wasn't pinned. It was hard, flat ground. I was in sight of the street and a good Samaritan actually drove up and asked if I needed help. He helped me get the bike up. I'd tried lifting the bike a couple of ways, before he got there, with no luck. Even if I could lift it, I have to wonder what the toll on my back/body might be. The best thing to do is get a tool to help...
Your situation was potentially a lot more dire. And it's the kind of potential that was tickling my mind, yesterday. What if? I got my warning. It's up to me to heed it. Thanks again for your design. It is a proven life-saver, you could say.
Even if one could lift his bike (on a good day), isn't pinned under the bike, what if one is hurt in a crash? Say someone breaks a leg. How effective would he be, using brute-force to lift the bike in that state? Not the most likely event, but not completely unlikely, either. Something to consider, if you're riding solo in the boonies. All these types of scenarios are going through my head, after dropping the bike, yesterday.
Last edited by AlanS; 04-17-2018 at 10:10 PM.