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t20
01-11-2008, 11:28 PM
Does anyone have a method of how to tow a hawk if it breaks in the back country?

IbBroken
01-12-2008, 12:24 AM
Well I have a buddy who has LONG LEGS and he more or less walks it out while being towed. I have tryed but it ends up geting drug on its side. Me and cjgodden have thought about bulding a sled with two skis on the side to drop the hawk on and tow them out that way. But we have only had to tow them twice and both times we had busted our drive belts. That is why we both run a 530 chain drive system now.

brad #590
01-14-2008, 01:39 AM
ive found that the easyest way is to put a pretty good sized rope on the bottom part of your forks and whoever is towing u has to keep their speed up and this is actully hard as hell kuz unless they keep their speed up it wont stay up it has some sort of a gyro affect idk but thats how you do it..

snowhawk jockey
01-15-2008, 01:33 PM
I have towed on several occasions(once about 15 miles of steep whooped-out trail)and the best technique we found is: NOT ON THER SIDE!!!(how humiliating)
Use a long enough rope for a 12'-15' gap and tie it to the cross bar under the hood at the nose of the rig and the bumper of the towing rig(snowmobiles are good for something, lol). Have the more skilled rider ride the towed 'Hawk out with the less skilled rider keeping steady on the gas of the towing rig. If the tow-er is steady on the gas, the tow-ee is able to get into the "groove" of the speed and handling of the towed 'Hawk over the bumps and turns. If the tow-er is herky-jerky, the tow-ee will never get stable and fall over, often. The steady speed also means less braking from the tow-ee to keep the towline tight and an over all smoother ride.

Don't tie the rope to the ski or forks as it doesn't allow the ski and fork action to naturally control the 'Hawk...

sledr2
01-16-2008, 12:15 PM
I can tell you it really sucks to get towed on a hawk!!!!

Just like it sucks to get towed on a dirt bike at the sand dunes.

Been there, done both!!