The MotoWinch offers you a;
- Winch to lift your dropped bike.
- Service jack for general maintenance, like chain lube, brake inspection, etc.
- Bead breaker to separate tyre from rim (optional).
- Axle wheel nut spanner set to remove your wheels (optional).
- Tyre spoon set to remove / mount tyre from / on your rims (optional)
Compact and very light.
The MotoWinch shaft is composed of five Aluminium tubular sections, 3 x 25mm (1″) plus 2 x 20mm (0.8″) which are nestable inside the 25mm shafts. As a result it is packed as only 3 shafts of 22,5cm (8.8″) long. The five individual shafts are assembled with male/female connectors, turning it into one very strong shaft. The connectors have O-rings which keep all parts together and prevent unwanted separation. You push them in for assembly and pull them out again when ready. The 110cm (43.3″) working height of the MotoWinch is chosen to allow easy lifting of all types of Motorbikes, including tall dual sports bikes.
The packed weight of the LC1500 MotoWinch is 1830 grams (4.0 lbs) and the package size is approximately 25x12x10cm (10×4.7×4″). The LC2500 MotoWinch package has the same length, is a bit wider due to the bigger handle on the ratchet and weighs 2230 gram (5.1 lbs).
There are several ways to attach the lifting strap to a motorbike. The MotoWinch stands 110cm tall and is designed to allow convenient attachment of the strap to the handlebars which are always easy to reach. This eliminates the necessity to crawl on your knees, in the mud to attach a hook to a difficult to reach frame part or foot peg. The strap has a eye/loop on one end and you simply sling it round the handlebar end, pull the other end through the eye into a slipknot and tighten it. No other means, like steel hooks, are required. Hook-up to an easy accessible crash bar is also possible.
No risk of damaging motor parts
Attaching the lifting strap to the handlebars eliminates the danger of damaging motor parts or the strap itself because it is not pulled against e.g. hot engine parts, plastic motor parts, saddle or tank. When the strap is attached to lower frame tubes or foot pegs, the saddle can be pushed out of its locking, the cover or stitching can be damaged or plastic parts can be crushed or damaged. These problems are completely avoided by attaching the strap to the handlebars which are always easy to reach. In this way the strap will always stay entirely clear from the bike.
Note that NOT all types off handlebars are suitable to lift the bike. Older model bikes with long steel tubular handlebars like the picture shown, are not strong enough to be used for lifting. In case of doubt, please contact supplier.
During operation, one hand holds the top of the MotoWinch while an upward pulling motion with the other hand will lift the bike with each click of the ratchet. While the bike is lifted, the MotoWinch shaft will incline towards the rising motorbike. This incline can become as much as 45 degrees. The MotoWinch however, is firmly planted on the ground and is prevented from sliding away due to the flexible high friction rubber ferrule foot. Stabilizing the base with one foot however is always required as a safety precaution.
When your bike is a dual sports bike and you use it off road, the load spreader is a recommended option. For more details please refer to page MW Components.
For the inventive person, the MotoWinch has built-in additional functionality. It can be used as a service jack for removing front or rear wheel, for lubricating the chain, inspect brakes, etc.
Axle Wheel Nut Spanner, Tyre Spoon set and Bead Breaker (optional)
You can add several accessories to the MotoWinch like spanners, tyre spoons and a bead breaker to turn it into a MultiTool. For more details please refer to MW Components.