How To Pick Up a Motorcycle Based on the Bike Pickup Technique by Carol Youorski with Pink Ribbon Rides P/N: 98999-08PUM Do Not Pick Up The Motorcycle if: 1. Your bike is leaking any fluids. Rather, call an emergency contact. 2. Your bike is on an incline or decline as it can roll away from you. 3. You have any health issues, such as back problems. Before You Start the Lifting Process: 1. Stop the engine using the engine cutoff switch. 2. Put the motorcycle in gear to stabilize the bike and prevent from rolling. 3. Place the sidestand down if the bike is on its right side. 4. Scrape away gravel from underneath the tires and your feet to provide traction. www.harley-davidson.com/womenriders ©2008 H-D. All rights reserved. Lifting the Motorcycle: 1. S quat down with your back toward the bike’s seat. 2. G rip underneath the back fender with one hand and the lower handlebar grip with the other. Your knuckles should be facing out. 10. Simply rest the bike onto the kickstand. 3. P lace your butt between the center of the seat and the upper edge of the seat. 4. F ind your foot placement, whether both feet together underneath you, or one foot forward. 5. K eep trying new stances and positioning your body differently if you don’t get it on your first try. 6. U se only the butt and leg muscles for this lift. Do not use your back or arms. 7. Begin to rock the bike up to a 45 degree angle. Now, if your bike fell onto the sidestand side, you’re going to follow the same steps, except you’re not going to completely upright the bike because you take the chance of dropping it back down the other way. So, when the bike is almost upright, you can do one of two things: 8. Re-situate your body position. Place your feet closer together and place your butt in the middle of the seat. 9. Lean back and start taking baby steps backwards, walking the bike up to 90 degrees. 1. Put the side-stand down using the heel of your boot and rest the bike down onto it. 2. Slowly and carefully turn your body around so you can grip both handgrips, face the motorcycle, and then put the side-stand down with the toe of your boot.