Dropped my GSA trying to turn around on a (flat) gravel parking lot. I know how to pick up a big bike. I've used the technique on a Goldwing, a K1600, RTs, and GSAs and it works. But this time I couldn't get my pig up, not sure exactly what the issue was. Then I pulled a groin muscle. I decided to unload it (duh!) and try again - success. Put everything back on, mount the bike (oh, the pain) and head for the nearest motel, spent the evening with a crotch full of ice cubes and a bottle of Aleve. Lucky for me it was just a minor pull, only bothered me 3-4 days.
Physical fitness is important. It's easy to think riding is all about situational awareness and fine motor skills. It is, until you get below 1 mph - that's when physical strength and how to take advantage of it is important. Leg lifts (front and side), squats, pushups, planks - I find that lower and upper back issues go away the stronger I am.
2016 R1200 GSA Low
2015 R1200 RT (traded)
2012 K1600 GTL (traded)
2011 R1200 RT (totaled, RIP)