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post #1 of 38 Old 01-25-2005, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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There's been a little discussion in the 4-Stroke forum about using an emergency recoil strap. Since it seems that most sleds these days don't have them in the tool kit from the factory, many have not seen them or know how they are used. They are an excellent tool to have, and I strongly recommend purchasing or making one to keep tucked away in case of a little bad luck.


Mine came from a tool kit on a ZR, and I've held onto it for many years. Here's what it looks like when it's all folded up.

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When it's unrolled, it is about 4' long. It is a canvas type material, about 1" wide.
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Now, you must wrap it counterclockwise (as you face the clutch) around the clutch towers. Tuck about an inch or two into the tower so it "grabs" and start wrapping. When you're done, leave yourself a little room to get your hands on it. After everything else on and ready, give it a pull!

This same principal has been accomplished using everything from tow ropes to boot laces. As long as you make sure when you pull it, PULL ALL OF THE ROPE OUT OF THE CLUTCH!!! If you don't the strap will get wrapped up on the moving clutch, and make a real mess.

Anyway, for those who haven't seen this before, I hope it helps. Happy trails!
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Good post, Wicked. Some of the guys around here has had to use their's, including yours truly. Some of us still have the rope breaking issue, but with soaking it in Wesson for 2 days does help. It's easy once you pratice a little.
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wessons oil havent heard of that I have heard of people with mod sleds using cable instead of rope just curious as to how they knot it to stay in the coil
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have that on my f7 sp 05.. its standard
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great post wicked.
DO NOT TIE (KNOT) THE ROPE AROUND THE CLUTCH"


Its not pretty when you do that
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GREAT POST!! Something I did not know
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I have used one on many sleds in the past and will likely have to in the future. Its a life saver when your ten miles from home.
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