Originally Posted by Angelsndevils
reading all these threads has got my gears turning. Instead of all these communication gizmos I was thinking more along the lines of a well designed 12 volt winch for these bigger bikes. Found one that is 14 lbs with 49 feet of air craft cable. 2000 lb pulling capacity. power in/out. It would need quick disconnects for power and a bar mounted in/out switch. Would an extra 14 lbs of weight be worth the insurance of at least not getting stuck? Sure its no cure for a broken leg but it sounds like we all get stuck alot more than injured.
IMO these types of devices are bit heavy although some guys on big bikes like a GS are using winches.
Here's a much lighter more compact solution: