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post #1 of 30 Old 12-19-2017, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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help pulling her up

I have lifted my 17wee back up about 7 times now and only once did I need help and that was on a steep incline. Riding sleds for 25 years we always had a come along and some long ropes and strap. Does anyone carry one of these for offroading especially solo? I think some well places loop points on the handlebars or rear rack and maybe even crash bar might be able to get the bike out of a predicament and righted...providing you have an anchor point higher than ground level.

Any bike specific tools or tricks for this?

Great thread on advrider too and someone mentioned this rope puller with dacron rope A-20 and maybe with a zdrag.

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I was thinking this, maybe?

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interesting..never seen that before...thanks.

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I won't take a 500 lb. bike somewhere I couldn't pick it up.

But that's just me.
A vstrom in the dirt is like a wet fart. You think it will be okay, others say it will work out, you trust a bit, and end up with wet sh*t all over your shorts for your efforts.

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Quite pricey for simple recovery devices but a lot cheaper than calling for nonexistent tow services when you made big dumb mistake in the boonies.
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Seatbelt webbing and two D-rings plus a sewing machine. Anywhere that does repairs will be able to sew it together. Folds down to cigarette packet sized. Slip the end through a frame rail, through the D-rings (like a helmet), adjust the length, strap over shoulder and lift. It also helps if you have a velcro strap to strap the front brake lever down.

Cost is around $10 for materials and it's very effective. Also useful for dragging a bike out of a ditch etc.
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Hasn't anyone here stalled a bike on an incline while turning while all on macadam? Don't have to be in dirt to drop one. Even pre-ABS models can come around under braking.
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Seatbelt webbing and two D-rings plus a sewing machine. Anywhere that does repairs will be able to sew it together. Folds down to cigarette packet sized. Slip the end through a frame rail, through the D-rings (like a helmet), adjust the length, strap over shoulder and lift. It also helps if you have a velcro strap to strap the front brake lever down.

Cost is around $10 for materials and it's very effective. Also useful for dragging a bike out of a ditch etc.
is there a video on this? Are you away or facing the bike and leaning or arm work?

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