Disclaimer: WingStuff.com strongly recommends that you DO NOT try to lift your Goldwing to an upright position on your own, especially if you have a history of health issues (back, knee, etc.) or are currently experiencing health problems. Ask for help. The following article (including videos) is for entertainment only. It is not authorized technical data.
In a recent post, It’s All About Safety: Why We Crash – How One Study Can Help Us Ride Safe, we discovered that a lot of motorcyclists tend to drop their bikes at some point. At least that’s what this study suggested. This also happens to be a big fear for some Goldwing riders, understandably so, since it’s so heavy. Some may feel a certain amount of embarrassment, but you are not the first nor the last to do it.
Another aspect to accidentally dropping your Wing is the damage it may cause. You love your Goldwing and want to keep it in pristine condition for as long as humanly possible. To be honest, when laid down there will most likely be some degree of damage but usually pretty negligible. We’re talking about dropping it at low or no speed here. More often than not, your Wing will make contact with the ground in two spots: the engine guard and crash bar.
The first thing to keep in mind when dropping your Wing is that it’s not that big of a deal as long as you and your co-rider are okay. As I stated above, lots of Wingers have done it, even more are afraid of doing it and plenty riders will do it in the future. There are even a handful of YouTube videos about it with millions of views so that should tell you something. We’ve included them in this blog. These clips do a bang-up job explaining how to lift your Wing to its upright position so take a look and let us know what you think!
As always, ride safe!