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Old    jpg (jpg)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-03-2008, 4:29 PM Reply   
Has anyone made a home made winch and if so using what and how much it cost you all together.

I was thinking of making one out of an old 50 or 100 moto bike.

if you have any pix post them.

thanks
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-03-2008, 6:22 PM Reply   
I think I saw one with a golf cart...they just took off one wheel and the where the wheel was had the spool with rope... don't see why a dirtbike would be any different.
Old    David (bigdave0924)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-03-2008, 6:29 PM Reply   
http://www.tahitimx.com/winch/

Thats all you need to know about making your own winch
Old    Blake Jordan (airjordan175)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-03-2008, 10:13 PM Reply   
me and a friend have constructed two winches now

not difficult at all

make your own frame, get motor from ebay, make spool from an old go cart rim and sheet metal

managed to do ours for about 250 at the most

most of the supplies were donated by dumpster, but you can get out making one real cheap if you find the right places to look

sorry for the rant...
Old    Jason Anderson (badassstang2006)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-04-2008, 8:31 PM Reply   
you can find them on ebay for about a grand fully made if you to just buy one
Old    Curt Bernstein (curtbernstein)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-05-2008, 12:24 AM Reply   
The tahiti mix is a great website...! I'm in the process of building a winch right now and it is a really good instructional...
Old    Eric Lassiter (ericlassiter)      Join Date: May 2007       05-05-2008, 8:38 AM Reply   
how hard is it to build a winch? it depends on how nice you want it to be.

here's mine, the only one like it around.

Upload
Old    David (bigdave0924)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-05-2008, 5:41 PM Reply   
Is that a brake?
Old    Eric Lassiter (ericlassiter)      Join Date: May 2007       05-05-2008, 9:17 PM Reply   
yea, it's not a "must have" more like a "nice to have"

a lot of folks do a hydraulic brake, some do a simpler hand brake
Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-05-2008, 9:49 PM Reply   
What did you name it?

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