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    Hi all,



    Had a nice discussion with everyone about 6 months ago regarding how to get up steep, rough hills on a TW. Seems like the best answer was just kind of ride fast and hope for the best. I have a small ATV winch and was thinking about trying to mount it somewhere on the bike and wire to the battery. The idea would be that if I get stuck going up a steep, long hill I can just tie up to a tree and winch the bike out.



    Any thoughts? Anyone know if the electrical system on the TW will handle a small ATV winch? Anyone tried this? Should I consult a mental health professional?



    Thanks,

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by i82much View Post
    Hi all,



    Had a nice discussion with everyone about 6 months ago regarding how to get up steep, rough hills on a TW. Seems like the best answer was just kind of ride fast and hope for the best. I have a small ATV winch and was thinking about trying to mount it somewhere on the bike and wire to the battery. The idea would be that if I get stuck going up a steep, long hill I can just tie up to a tree and winch the bike out.



    Any thoughts? Anyone know if the electrical system on the TW will handle a small ATV winch? Anyone tried this? Should I consult a mental health professional?



    Thanks,

    Steve


    I don't think the electrical system would be up to it.
    Bryan Bagwell

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    I don't know about you, but I find it is much easier going up steep hills than down. Especially rough ones which we have plenty of here in AZ. If I can't ride up the hill, I sure don't think I want to ride down it.<G>

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    Here is one of the pics. Not sure what bike it is on, but mounted on the rear.



    Bryan Bagwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbagwell View Post
    Here is one of the pics. Not sure what bike it is on, but mounted on the rear.





    Thanks B.



    Here are a few more:









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    By the way, I posted those pics as an example... I still think its goofy. A winch on a 4x4 is great. But on a bike? Not something I would do...
    ~Davey

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    A caption for the winch on the bikes above (previous posts) say it's a BMW F800GS.



    I think mrgizmow started a thread on self-recovery methods in the old forum format. I'd look it up, but going back to bed now.



    Here's another



    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    I wouldn't mind having one of those bikes in my garage... but it would be for longer trips, and I doubt I'd be doing real challenging trails, trying to lug that heavy thing around.
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