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Old 12-28-2012, 12:45 AM   #16
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Be like trying to upright that S10 of yours on the side of a hill. No thanks.

Drag the fat bitch out!
Be kind Cruz.... a rope dropped down and run through a pulley attached to another tree to the left or right of the beast would give a pull in the direction of erection! Bike on wheels... stabilize and then pull it up the rightside up!
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:16 AM   #17
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Geoffrey murray's effort from the weekend.











Notice how I rush to his aid to help him lift the thing.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:30 AM   #18
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Parachute rope-grade 3or4 and sailing pulleys

Very cheap and light weight solution. Grade 3 is rated 200kgs+ and Grade 4 300kgs+. If in doubt double up.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:17 AM   #19
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That's one way to get a bad back. I ride a Honda ST1100 Pan European and have dropped her too many times. I used to get her vertical in that fashion until shown a clip of film showing how Gold Wing owners do it. Face AWAY from the bike and walk it to the vertical position. I'll try to find the film clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5k4Uj3YTnY

What that clip should have added - ensure the side stand is down and the bike is in gear so doesn't roll backwards. I've tried that and it works a treat.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:31 AM   #20
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Sitting here enjoying the AC and busy wasting the day.. I was looking at some pictures of my KLR when it needed to be righted after a fall down. Made me wonder about the really big bikes, GS, S10 etc and I wondered if other inmates carry a small block and tackle or just a long piece of rope to recover their bike.

On Youtube i saw a couple of bikes with electric (Warn) winches on them doing both a self recovery and recovering another bike. Seems a bit over the top.. but is it?

I was once in a position where we needed to lift an 800 over a small rise and 3 men just weren't enough. An extra person or just a block and tackle would have made a big difference.

Any thoughts folks?
DL 650, but my day job is an office job, so - "not superman" and I can't pick the damned thing up solo on steep gravel without cheating.

I carry a length of seat-belt webbing with a couple of D-rings sewn into one end. With that I can loop it round the frame, slip it over a shoulder and dead-lift the DL with my legs. Folds away to about the size of a ciggy packet. There's rope under the tail of the bike as well, but the webbing is the only thing I've actually used and it works well.

And yes, the bastards are heavy :)

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:37 AM   #21
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DL 650, but my day job is an office job, so - "not superman" and I can't pick the damned thing up solo on steep gravel without cheating.

I carry a length of seat-belt webbing with a couple of D-rings sewn into one end. With that I can loop it round the frame, slip it over a shoulder and dead-lift the DL with my legs. Folds away to about the size of a ciggy packet. There's rope under the tail of the bike as well, but the webbing is the only thing I've actually used and it works well.

And yes, the bastards are heavy :)

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That's a good idea. Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:40 AM   #22
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DnDCWvVEag

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-drag
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:43 AM   #23
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I have used the heavy duty 70mm ratchet strap (aka GTinAus budget tirfor) to get the Hilux 2wd traytop out of snow drifts and icy patches on numerous occassions when out scouting forest roads here in the winter. It is amazing, but often you only have to shift the wheels a foot or so (sometimes even less) to get some grip and get under way again. I always remember who put me onto the idea* all those years ago;

(*Remember you me and Bob and the infamous "croc bog jump/60 series reversed front spring shackle" episode, up in the gulf country back on the 1988 survey GT...? ).

As I recall we had just about every strap, rope and cable at our disposal to get ourselves out of that one and pull the front end back into place? Bloody kamikaze pilots!

Thank's mentor... a lot of those tips I still use to this very day.
Does GT's patented drive it up on 2 wheels - get bogged 1/2 as much routine work is the snow as well Troy?
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:55 AM   #24
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Does GT's patented drive it up on 2 wheels - get bogged 1/2 as much routine work is the snow as well Troy?
Not so much... It usually just end's up in a flurry of white and the ute camoufaged in a soft snowbank somewhere off to the side of the track...

hence the two six meter 70mm ratchet straps always under the seat...
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