1. ODSC rides are planned with specific Covid-19 restrictions

What now?

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Setup' started by dean.f, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. dean.f

    dean.f ODSC-OFTR Member

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    The best is yet to come, maybe by the time you get the bike together you can enjoy being stuck AND being eaten alive by flies and mosquitos;)
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    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    With an IMS 10 gallon tank filled with gas...Go figure. Bruce has not been out on a bike again with me to this day.

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    OH man
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    Or get one of these. Works great. Recently pulled a Goldwing from a ditch with only one helper mini Block and tackle that weighs less than 1.5 pounds and lifts 800 pounds easily
    https://nifty-lift.com/product-videos/
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    That thing is pretty slick. I bet I could make something up that's similar, the cordage is probably pretty pricey. I had a cheap one from princess auto it was totally useless but it didn't have roller bearings like that. Also had cheap poly rope that just bound up.
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    michel mondou ODSC President

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    1/4" Synthetic winch rope would work very well for this. It has no stretch and stores flat. The stuff is expensive at places like Royal Dist but can found cheap on E bay, I bought mine for around $18 and it works as advertised.
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    I believe the company sells that rope. It weighs nothing, is very thin and has a breaking strain of 1600 pounds.
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    Good looking setup!
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    Indeed it's a nice looking compact kit, though this type of cord is readily available and I suspect is similar to the stuff I previously used for climbing... https://www.mec.ca/en/product/0403-030/6mm-Nylon-Static-Cord?colour=TRQ00 there's also cord that's 1mm more in diameter and is almost twice the strength ~1300kg https://www.mec.ca/en/product/0403-022/7mm-Nylon-Static-Cord?colour=ORG00... I carry a bunch of the 7mm stuff with me on almost any outdoor adventure... it's invaluable, especially when combined with a couple pulleys.
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    Another day, another mud hole. The kind you don't expect to be bottomless, but there's a truck tire rut 3 feet deep.

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    michel mondou ODSC President

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    It might be less trouble to pack hip waders and walk these spots first.
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    A momentary lapse in judgement, considering there was a dry detour about 6 feet to the side I failed to notice. For the recovery we tied it tightly to a nearby tree and leaned on the rope to break the suction (after removing the luggage) then dragged it up on the side by hand.

    It seems like I'm good for one of these per season, this is #2 this year.
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