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Upper Body Strength for Women Handling Weight of Big Motorcycles

Short reader asks how others muscle around tall bikes

5/11/2017

upper body strength
WRN contributor Sarah Moreau handles
the weight of the 831-pound Indian Chieftain
Elite
with no problem because of the
low center of gravity of the motorcycle.

Dear WRN,

Great tips in this story about short riders handling big bikes, but my issue isn't just height, it's the weight of the bike. If I'm not on both feet I don't think I have the upper body strength to hold up a taller bike. Am I the only one who worries about this? How do others deal with the issue of upper body strength and weight of bigger motorcycles?

Thank you,
Sash Walker
California

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