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post #1 of 6 Old 04-18-2019, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Take a rope into the woods...

Found this on YouTube and now I will carry a rope with me on those 100 mile logging/forest service road rides. This will insure I can pull the bike out of the muck if I land in it. Simplicity is beautiful!
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On "Then Came Bronson", he just dismantled his Harley and hauled the pieces out of the ravine he found himself in and reassembled the bike back on top!
Carrying enough length of stout rope might be a bit much on a bike.
I had a 30' piece of wire rope on the front of my CJ6 and a length of 75' of 3/8" wire rope wrapped around the bumper. That was enough to help out when I got stuck or found someone else stuck to help out.
Ideally you'd have a winch up to the task. Met a guy with a sidecar rig called El Tortuga that had a winch on it. He explored the backcountry in Baja Cal and needed it occasionally.
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That is a handy, emergency system for sure.

I carry 100' of 3/8 rope and the hardware to make a Z-Drag system. The whole thing doesn't take up much room and weighs very little.


You can get the hardware at most outdoor shops like REI.

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Yea all you would need is a couple of sturdy logs and a lot of time. A hatchet would be required more than likely, hard to find the right size logs when you need them!

Or you could carry one of these: Motorcycle Recovery System MRS

Probably could DIY with similar parts for a lot less.
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In places that don't have many trees, like the desert, you can use a dead man in the dirt. Basically some chunk of metal you bury that will act as a fixed tie point. or a big rock?
So carry that hatchet and folding shovel and rope and pulleys.
go to the ADV training centers and spend a fortune on the classes that will teach you how to avoid those aggravating fall downs.
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Yea all you would need is a couple of sturdy logs and a lot of time. A hatchet would be required more than likely, hard to find the right size logs when you need them!

Or you could carry one of these: Motorcycle Recovery System MRS

Probably could DIY with similar parts for a lot less.
Their Trail Kit looks like a decent little system. Yup, I think you could piece it together for less at REI or elsewhere. Just need to be sure to get static (non-stretching) rope, learn how to tie a prusik and set up a Z drag system. All good skills to have.

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