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when you guys winch and for some reason have to double back your winch cable, where do you hook it on your bike at? what have you found to be the best point
 

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I hook mine back to the side of the AP bash plate. I wish I had somthing else (more centered), but the bash plate hasn't bent yet. Maybe its time to get the plasma cutter going.
 

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yes yes...hm...i cant seem to find a good place thats all...if you find any good places let me know
 

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On my 450 i mounted a 2" wide 1/4" thick flat piece of steel from rack post to post with u-bolts just above the winch and in the centre i weld a 2" wide piece 90 degrees(looks like a T) drill a hole in the centre of the 2" nipple and attach a clevis. I find that works excellent because it's a couple of inches above the winch in the same line, and if you are getting pulled out,you can use that as a safe point(no damage to racks).My bikes at the cottage so i cannot take any pictures so guys
 

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Very good question, I am sure there will be several different responses. The best and safest way I have found, is to use a 1" nylon strap wrapped around the frame tubes just below the winch. I bring both ends out and hook them to my winch hook, I use a 6' strap to keep from putting a bind on my bash plate. That is the only option I have without fabricating an anchor point under my winch mount plate, which is 1/4" aluminum.
 

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QUOTE ("glazier":23dhwk9s)
Very good question, I am sure there will be several different responses. The best and safest way I have found, is to use a 1" nylon strap wrapped around the frame tubes just below the winch. I bring both ends out and hook them to my winch hook, I use a 6' strap to keep from putting a bind on my bash plate. That is the only option I have without fabricating an anchor point under my winch mount plate, which is 1/4" aluminum.
I have thought about that, but I would rather see a hook down there rather than have to fish a strap through the frame. Plus it would make a good anchor point when tying the bike to a trailer.
 

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I was going to mention the hook idea. In fact one of my riding buddies has an anchor point on the bottom of his winch mount (King Quad). That wont do us Foreman riders any good, because of the front plate that goes up the frame tubes. I did see a guy that had some shackles attached to the front of his Rubicon, from the side view they appeared to be attached to the support bar on the front bumper. That is not the best way to do this in my opinion. I would be really careful in selecting a permanent anchor position. The main thing to keep in mind is the basis behind this thread, double line on even a small winch, will potentially create far more stress on the anchor than one might anticipate.
 
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