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Old 05-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Using pulleys to pick up a bike.

Some people have been asking me about a pulley setup for picking up a bike. I figured I'd put it here too. Here's the basic setup if your only anchor is something on the ground. The board levers the bike upwards. If you can anchor the pulleys high up in the tree then there's no need for the board. More photos.

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Old 05-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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lifting downed bike

The young lady in this video shows how it is done without the pulleys. This method works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HTs9x3xBE
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #3
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Carry a board around with ya? Pulleys?

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Old 05-12-2013, 04:37 AM   #4
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The young lady in this video shows how it is done without the pulleys. This method works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HTs9x3xBE
Let's see her in the mud with a broken rib or collarbone...


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Carry a board around with ya? Pulleys?
board=branch.
pulleys and rope, absolutely (2 pulleys, 2 prussik rope, 20-40m of 8mm rope, 2-4 carabiners, to setup a Z-drag).
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
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Let's see her in the mud with a broken rib or collarbone...




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pulleys and rope, absolutely (2 pulleys, 2 prussik rope, 20-40m of 8mm rope, 2-4 carabiners, to setup a Z-drag).
She is probably smart enough not to be driving a big heavy bike through the mud! There is no way to be prepared for everything. If you are riding alone, it is only common sense to not put yourself in the position where you will have to self rescue. And if you are injured a better piece of equipment might be a "SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger", or cell phone if you have a cell signal.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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Let's see her in the mud with a broken rib or collarbone...
http://pinkribbonrides.com/dropped.html

Following these instructions, she probably could.

What makes this method even easier is instead of picking the bike up from a crouched position with your knees bent, if you extend your legs and take tiny baby steps back toward the bike, it comes up so easily that I've actually seen small women throw the bike over on the other side. (They were using my bike. )

While the block and tackle are a neat idea, it's just not practical when there are so many easy ways to just pick the bike up.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #7
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Cheap block and tackle uses nylon pulleys. I would only get all metal ones. A nice braided nylon rope is easy to work with and has many uses too.

I have never been able to pick up my TEX alone. It's extremely top heavy. When it goes over (without panniers), the wheels are off the ground. The TEX's center of gravity must be above the engine guards unlike a 1200GS. Picking it up is like doing a 600lb deadlift.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:25 PM   #8
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The young lady in this video shows how it is done without the pulleys. This method works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6HTs9x3xBE
Damn, She did a good job lifting although she rested few times before heaving the pig up. Good idea on the kickstand already being deployed which allowed her to simply push up and done.

I also saw an exhibit during Daytona Bike Week in which ladies, although that maybe pushing the term slightly. Let's say healthy ladies picked up a full dresser Harley but not really valid as the saddle bags kept the bike upright enough that they were able to squeeze under slightly and lift. Can't be done if no saddlebags. YouTube is filled with similar demo.

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ratchit strap... jiggly jiggle jiggle...
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:10 AM   #11
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I can pick up my GSA about 9 out of 10 times. For some reason, footing, gas in the tank, or altitude, a few times I've had trouble. I bought a light weight snow mobile high lift jack that packs down small and weighs about six lbs. I keep it in my top box. Since I bought it a few years back I have not needed it, but one never knows when it will come in handy.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:36 AM   #12
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I can pick up my GSA about 9 out of 10 times. For some reason, footing, gas in the tank, or altitude, a few times I've had trouble. I bought a light weight snow mobile high lift jack that packs down small and weighs about six lbs. I keep it in my top box. Since I bought it a few years back I have not needed it, but one never knows when it will come in handy.
Which jack is it? How do you hook it to the bike when lifting it?
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:34 AM   #13
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Harbor Freight sells these little rope/pulley setups for $4.99. It packs down pretty well.

Might get you out of a tight spot....might not.

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(sorry for pursuing the off topic discussion, I think they are worthy notes about other scenarios)

I initially bought similar block and tackle, but the z-drag setup is more versatile and you get a longer reach for a given length of rope.

just remember, for security sake, that any knot reduces its rope strength by at least half, and that dragging against mud, rocks and vegetation is increasing the load. Also, a 500lbs block and tackle typically has a rope of much less capacity because of mechanical advantage.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:00 PM   #15
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Eh?

I always wondered what one of those Boss Hoss bikes would be like to pickup. They usually have a Small Block Chev v8 engines in them like a 350. If lifting one of them didn't give you a hernia I don't know what would ...
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