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Has anyone ever mounted a small ATV winch on their TW? I run into some steep greasy hills that I just can't get up. I was thinking about mounting it under the headlight and having it be a easy on-easy off type of mount with quick disconnects on the wires. My concern is a heavy a 12 lb. winch mounted on the front end making the steering a little heavy. Any opinions?
2013 Yamaha TW200
1996 Yamaha TW200
1995 Kawasaki KLR650
2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar
those guys look like pros.... i'd expect more like this:
that said i'd think that weight on the front fender would be too heavy. the beemer guys @ moab made it look like you could pack it on the rack and then pull it out when you need it.
1994 TW226- 6spd. 10w-40 synthetic, XTHidden Content , XT225 stainless header, +2" Joemama swingarm, lizrd cooler, +20% fork springs, +25% rear spring, 2001 speedo w/ trip odo, pro taper atv bars, bark busters, shinko 241 front tire, front fender w/ mr bracket bracket, Hidden Content , o-ring chain, ricochet skid plate, Hidden Content , XT225 rear brake cam lever, folding-tip shifter, cycle rack, kolpin 1.5 aux tank & 1450 pelican case. Hidden Content or Hidden Content
I think this looks awesome! Now I think that if this dude was on a TW he wouldn't need the winch so much, but I realize it is a commercial. Just over 8lbs. Specs say it needs a 12Ah battery, so you'd probably need an upgrade from our stock 7Ah one. I can totally see this riding on a front or rear cyclerack, especially if you ride alone. Heck, it would just be nice if somebody in the riding group had one.
- Leisure Time Larry -
2004 TW200, 13-55 gearing, Shinko 241, Race Tech Emulators, Procycle front springs, Works Performance rear shock, Emgo handguards, Luckybike mirror risers, Ken Sean DS foldable mirrors, 30mm Tusk bar risers, Seat Concepts, Kick Starter kit, Plasti-dip camo coat, Cycle Pumps, Ricochet Skid Plate, flood and spot LED pod lights, Sena, Garmin etrex 20 GPS, IMS 313114 folding shifter
Winches are handy for sure. I have them on just about everything I have plus one running off a chainsaw. As light as these bikes are though, I would think some good lightweight rope and a couple of pulleys would drag a bike out. I use a boat winch on my trailer I drag around with my quad. Would not be too much of a problem to stow one of those in the toolbox as they are small and the handle can be taken off easily. They are cheap and maintenance free for the most part, thinking along this line I believe I will set one up.
It's been discussed, but not in awhile, I don't think. A dandy way to do it is just to use a pulley or two and a comealong, as mentioned above. I can understand the high tech desire, but it isn't necessary on a TW or in the places a TW would find itself stuck, generally.