Picking up the bike when it falls over

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If your bike falls over, don't fret. There's a simple method you can use to pick up your bike, or anyone else's you come across. Rather than reinvent the wheel, please read the excellent description of this method posted over at Pink Ribbon Rides:

How to pick up a dropped motorcycle

Note that the woman demonstrating this method weighs 118 pounds, is 5' 3", and is picking up a 600 pound motorcycle. Yes, you can definitely pick up your 350 pound Ninja 250 using this method!

Here is another article, courtesy of the friendly folks at the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center. Remember to heed their advice: wait until you've had time to calm down, and then assess the situation, yourself, and the bike.