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Old 02-11-2019, 12:29 PM
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The OP mentioned that his RGS did not have anywhere in the rear to grab when picking up the bike. That is the second purpose of bag guards. Some riders go a lifetime without dropping a bike, but apparently the OP and I aren't among this elite group.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:36 PM
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Good post, thanks for sharing!
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:23 PM
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Good idea. Looks like something that could be fabbed for a lot less. Maybe aluminum tubing as well...
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluraven View Post
If you can't pick it up then you shouldn't be riding it.
Once I can't pick it up I'll be going to a trike.
By that logic no girl should own a touring rig? Or a 150 pound dude should stick to crotch rockets? What an ignorant post.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:14 PM
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Here's a video and it gives some of the dimensions. Bike is also in the dirt.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...ea&action=view
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:12 PM
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Positioning the jack is simple... normally you would hook onto the passenger foot peg etc... but since I took mine off I keep a double loop tie down strap and run it around the floor board - I would say the closer you get to where the seat meets the tank the better.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:21 PM
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Yeah I have the rear bag guards but oddly the OEM type I have don't give me a damn thing to hang onto in the rear - I had the guys in the shop lay one over on carpet and show me how they would solo pick it up - nada one got it up lifting the safe way because they couldn't grip the rear. two guys faced the bike and up righted it but they put their backs in peril.
 

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by NORTY FLATZ View Post
Good idea. Looks like something that could be fabbed for a lot less. Maybe aluminum tubing as well...
I'm not sure about aluminum tubing, light yes, strong enough? If I make one I'll add a gas cap holder to it...
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:21 AM
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About 25 years ago I saw a tool for assisting in picking tipped over touring bikes.
Tool was sometimes carried by those teaching harley riding classes.
It would attach/clamp to the saddle bag guard rail in front of rear saddle bag.
A very quick clamp situation but it distributed weight over entire top of that rail...maybe 4 inches of clamp.
It was nothing more than about an 18 inch long pipe with a simple grip handle on one end and with a wide clamp to bolt onto that saddle bag rail.
The clamp was a quick jobber not a hand tools required deal.
It permitted a tremendous increase in leverage.
Something similar to attach to that point or maybe bolt to engine guard would be rather easy to carry but i have not seen it again.
Kinda/sorta like the old style engine guard pegs but with clamp being larger and instead of a peg with o-rings it was the 18 inch long pipe.
The pipe/tool fit perfectly at bottom of saddle bag....kinda like the storage pouches that fit in the slot at bottom of bag.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:55 AM
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Grist for the mill!
 

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