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post #1 of 8 Old 06-11-2013, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Extrication Block And Tackle

I'm debating on picking one of these up to carry along on some of my rides, especially the ones accompanied by the wife on her 4-wheeler. It seems it could really bail you out of mudholes, etc. when your only alternative might be to go get a vehicle to drag/pull you out. It would seem the "working length" might not be that great, so probably necessary to also carry along a length of rope to reach nearby anchor points.

It seems it would be a lot more practical and take up less space than one of those cable-type, ratcheting "comealongs."

It could also be handy for getting the KLR up the ramp into the back of my pickup or onto a trailer if the bike wasn't running and it was just me and the wife trying to get it up there.

Two-ton capacity. 65 feet of rope. $13.95+free shipping on eBay. Can't really tell how big it is but I'm guessing it's fairly compact. Might have to order one and find out.....





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post #2 of 8 Old 06-20-2013, 01:19 PM
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...as the pic shows, it is set up at eight part line...to lift 4000 lbs.....I'm guessing eight feet of usable pull...a person could just use four part line, which would reduce your load cap. to only 2000 lb , but give you 16' of room between your blocks....probably enough to get the KLR out of any "sticky" situation if might get into....

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...as the pic shows, it is set up at eight part line...to lift 4000 lbs.....I'm guessing eight feet of usable pull...a person could just use four part line, which would reduce your load cap. to only 2000 lb , but give you 16' of room between your blocks....probably enough to get the KLR out of any "sticky" situation if might get into....

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I never thought of that. Seems like it would be better to have the 16 feet of 2,000-pound pull than 8 feet of 4,000. I did actually get one. Here's a pic of it on the KLR's seat to give an idea of its size. I have plenty of room for it in the Action Packer when I go hit the back roads. I haven't played around with it yet.





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post #4 of 8 Old 06-20-2013, 06:18 PM
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Yep.....after I read you thread this afternoon, I also ordered one....can't beat the price...

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Two-ton capacity. 65 feet of rope. $13.95+free shipping on eBay. Can't really tell how big it is but I'm guessing it's fairly compact. Might have to order one and find out.....

What's the item called on eBay? I may get one, too.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-20-2013, 08:13 PM
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block & tackle

...do a search ( on EBay ) for "Block & Tackle ".....rope is probably 3/16 or 1/4"dia.....you can judge size by that.....
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Yep.....after I read you thread this afternoon, I also ordered one....can't beat the price...

Rick
Hey, good deal! Now maybe you can help me figure out how to switch it from 8-part to 4-part to get a longer usable pull like you suggested earlier.



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I'm not sure what size the rope is. I was out experimenting with it today. My only minor complaint is the rope. Sure, I knew it would be cheap and I'm sure it's strong enough to handle loads within reason, but it's that kind of stiff, slick nylon rope, the stuff that isn't exactly easy to hang on to or fun to wrap around your hand. I usually refer to it as "boat rope."

If it were something I was going to use on a regular basis, I'd replace the rope with something more like a "climbing rope."



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