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Old 06-13-2013, 04:31 PM   #30
Ronin ADV
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Originally Posted by Angelsndevils View Post
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:
2010 BMW F800GS, 2011 Yamaha WR250R, 2011 Honda Ruckus, 2013 KTM 500 EXC
Up the WABDR, F800GS Stealth Bike Build, WR250R Scotts Damper Install
Red dirt, rocks and sand; Riding the southern UTBDR, WR250R vs EXC 500 - a comparison
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