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Old 06-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #16
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That is all great information to remember!! Thanks for sharing.

Last summer I met a guy on the side of the road with a broken throttle-cable so I pulled out some tools and hacked the handle-bar enough so that he could pull on the cable with a vice-grip to try to ride it home - then he ran outta gas and then a thunderstorm kicked-in and I felt so bad because I had no way to tow him to the nearest gas-station and I didn't have any spare fuel or any way to transfer it either ...

Now I carry spare fuel (MSR fuel-tank) but haven't got a strap - I'll take your ideas and get a strap setup for future cases like this!
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #17
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I got a tip recently on a way to tow. Go from footpeg to footpeg with the strap...then the strap doesn't want to pull either of the bikes over and you're going nearer to the center of mass of both bikes. I haven't tried it myself, but I have a friend who was in a tow situation last summer and he said it worked great.
12-13' of strap. Loops around the left peg of the bike pulling, the right peg of the bike being towed.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #18
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I can't see much use other than to drag a bike out of a ditch.
Use it to get towed if your bike breaks down.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #19
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Guys, buy yourself some paracord.

It is super cheap and packs down very small. I've used it several times to tie the bike down during towing. I also used it to get a tow from a car.

Here is a video clip of when I used it to get a bit of a tow after I fried my clutch plates.


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Old 06-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #20
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Guys, buy yourself some paracord.

It is super cheap and packs down very small. I've used it several times to tie the bike down during towing. I also used it to get a tow from a car.

Here is a video clip of when I used it to get a bit of a tow after I fried my clutch plates.

They must not speak english.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #21
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You can even buy a paracord bracelet thing with a clevis on the internet. They come in different lengths and say if you use it in a survival situation you can get a free replacement. But I don't have one, I think they are neat.

http://www.survivalstraps.com/
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:07 PM   #22
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I thought about the paracord bracelet, but they are expensive, short, and probably uncomfortable to wear under motorcycle jacket. When you actually need the stuff, it will probably be too short to be of much use.

I have used paracord quite a bit though. I lost count how many times I've strapped down a bike with it for transport. (~7ish?) While I do use it generously, not one strip of cord has ever ripped.






And you never know when you need it to strap down stuff - in this case extra fuel.


Paracord is one of my best purchases. It's versatile, super-strong, packs down very small and light and it's dirt cheap.
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Last summer I met a guy on the side of the road with a broken throttle-cable so I pulled out some tools ...
You are a great person! A very commendable act.
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