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Old 11-06-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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Yamaha Tenere with a Winch attachment? Is this telling?

So I'm wondering if anyone has this or would consider using it. It seems interesting to say the least.
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr.../0/detail.aspx

I know I could have used it a couple of times on my GSA. Don't know if my pride would be affected riding with it or not.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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I know I could have used it a couple of times on my GSA. Don't know if my pride would be affected riding with it or not.
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I carry 40 feet of rope on my GS.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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There is a KTM 950E?? with a winch on it in the for sale section. I buried my 610 Husky once and had to call in reinforcements to get that lightweight out. I can see it's need, but I no longer go places I shouldn't......solo
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:57 AM   #4
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should this be in the klr thread also.. oh wait that would be is this was a come a long thread. or some sort of boat winch attachment
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
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Ya.... Winch

Yeah that Warn XT17 is definitely on the list of this to get when cash flow permits.

This is my situation that sold me.
My friend (on his F800GS) and I (on R1200GSA) were crossing British Columbia from East to West off road and there was a record snow pack that year and it all decided to melt during our trip. After slugging through a few rivers and lots and lots of goose shit consistency mud (4 hours to travel as many Kms!) we came to another river. It was fast flowing and (of course) just over nut high. We we were able to walk his bike across with it running with not much of a problem but we could only run my bike for a portion of it before we have to shut it off because the water was over the cylinder heads and getting too close to the intake. We got right in the middle of that river when some of the rocks on the bottom shifted and we couldn't move the bike anymore.. forward or back. We were both exhausted, feet and legs numb from the cold water... we looked at each other at the same time with that look... "Fuck... now what?"
Less than a minute later some guy driving one of those side-by-sides with a beer in hand rolled up behind us. "Holy shit dude... did you just drive though all that mud." We could only nod. "You guys need a hand" Head down... Nod.
Drove by us real slow and turned around at the other end... handed the end of the winch cable and a strop to us and pulled the bike across lickety-split.
A rope would not have done us any good by ourselves.

It's not that I'd ever plan a trip saying, "I got a winch now let's follow that KLR!"
but when you're in an unexpected jam and you are exhausted in the middle of no-where and the sun is going down in an hour... ya.... winch.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:10 AM   #6
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I think it looks pretty cool and could definatly come in useful, it only takes one misjudged turn and you could be in trouble.


have a look at here youtube site to see it in action on bikes
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:14 AM   #7
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that klr looks so helpless being pulled out of there.
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We could only nod. "You guys need a hand" Head down... Nod.
Drove by us real slow and turned around at the other end... handed the end of the winch cable and a strop to us and pulled the bike across lickety-split.
A rope would not have done us any good by ourselves..
No doubt a winch is better then just a piece of rope.

I had got myself stuck in a swollen creek in a very similar way in which you did. I was by myself.
A winch would not have done me any good unless I had a couple of hundred feet of cable on it.
Luckily a 4 wheeler came by and gave me a tug with a piece of rope. Since then I have carried rope with me
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I've driven that, but would have never thought of taking a pig KLR through it.
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