It is always an embarrassing moment when you lay your bike down, it happened to me recently when I mis-judged the slant in the pavement in a parking lot while turning around. After I put my foot down I realized my mistake and couldn't support the heavy bike so down we went. I was surprised that I couldn't pick it up. Fortunately a good samaritan saw my problem and assisted me. Later when i got home I purposely laid the bike down in my yard, ever so gently, to practice picking it up. To my chagrin I couldn't pick it up. So, I enlisted one of my sons who picked it up for me. After doing so he told me he didn't' think he could do it again......right away.
So folks, what do you do....is there a secret to pick it up? I searched a number of Youtube video's which showed women picking up Harleys by backing into them and picking them up. But in all cases the bike were not flat on the ground. I'd really appreciate some "how to tips". Thanks