High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Australia No fixed address
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, All these videos show a person lifting a BMW Boxer, a Goldwing, or a ST1300, all of which are resting at an angle of nearly 45 degrees because of all the large bits sticking out the side. Try an FJR1300 which is resting at an angle of 190 degrees, because you usually drop it on a down slope, because your leg is too short to reach the ground when you stop. I can guarantee that a guy like the OP, 5'11'' 140 lbs, has no hope of picking that bike up, no matter what technique he uses.
I have picked up my FJR by myself several times over the years, but I weigh close to 190 pounds, and have weight trained all my life, and even so, I have nearly busted a gut every time. Now that I am 69 years old, I wouldn't even try, that is one of the reasons why I sold my FJR and bought a lighter Super Tenere.
FJR Models owned from new, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014.