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Old 01-15-2013, 06:12 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by dirtdiver View Post
you guys put a winch on your motorcycle?

I absolutely will not ride the big bikes off-road without one ever again. I ride by myself a lot and recovering a 500-6600 bike solo is typically not an option. We had one of the riders in our group go off the side of a cliff last year. Straight down with absolutely no traction. MAYBE we could have recovered it with 8 guys and a long rope (which most of us don't carry either) but we all would have been beat. Anything short of that would have involved a tow truck, 40 miles from the pavement and probably a $500 bill.

The winch turned this into a minor inconvenience. 30 minutes later we were back on the trail and none of us were physically wiped out so we could enjoy the rest of the day. Just brilliant.

From this:

Using this:

Back on the trail in 30 minutes. Can't beat it.
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