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    Just how stout is the TW

    A recent post showed a member with a big, really big, deer strapped to the back of his TW. I was wondering how the TW would work for dragging an elk down the side of a mountain. We are headed to Colorado next week for the late rifle season and I am taking the TW to do a little exploring while I'm there. On occasion I've seen one of the guys use an ATV to get a downed elk out.....I was wondering if anybody has used their TW to drag a heavy load. I'm thinking straps or rope tied to the passenger pegs would be as good as you could get attachment wise, anybody have any experience doing this? Is something going to break trying to drag a 500Lb load downhill?

    Thanks, Mike
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    If I needed to haul a load though the woods, I'd make a travois.

    Two long poles, couple of shorter ones, and some rope. 500 lbs. would be easy to move.
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    Thanks for the reply, I'm pictureing two 10' to 12' poles, one end secured to the passenger peg brackets and the two short poles used as spreader bars in back.....is that about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by long distance rider View Post
    Thanks for the reply, I'm pictureing two 10' to 12' poles, one end secured to the passenger peg brackets and the two short poles used as spreader bars in back.....is that about right?
    That'd work. Wouldn't be able to turn too sharp.

    Only a little more likely to pull the bike over, but easier to turn with, would be to make a traditional travois with crossed long poles.
    Tie the long poles centered on the rack or on the fender just behind the seat if you don't have a rack.
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    15/50 sprockets, O-ring chain, D2Moto foot pegs

    tweaked carb (127.5 jet, 0.019 needle shim, idle screw @2.25),

    Rubbermaid "Action Packer" on homemade brackets

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    quarter the elk and toss it on a sled? or I helped a 72 year old man haul out an elk on one of those carts. It wasn't too hard but we were headed down hill the whole time

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    About the worse you could do to the bike is burn out the clutch if you slipped it a lot.
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    i three-uped a 50cc scooter a couple of times... i'd think the t-dub could handle that for short distances.
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