BestRest Heavy Duty Motorcycle Recovery System MRS

BestRest Heavy Duty Motorcycle Recovery System MRS helps get the bike back on the road or trail after taking an unexpected detour.

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What is the Motorcycle Recovery System (MRS)?

The MRS is a z-drag rope-and-pulley system originally developed for mountaineering and rescue teams.  That system was modified for motorcycle recovery operations.  Recovery refers to the process of getting the bike back on the road or trail after taking an unexpected detour, or the process of getting the bike out of a bog or a sandpit.

This simple kit will get you out of a sticky situation....

For a video showing the MRS in action (RECOVERY) click here:

For a video showing the MRS in action (TOWING) click here:

The MRS was originally developed by Puget Sound Safety, but in April 2014 BestRest bought the product line and the manufacturing rights.  

The MRS reduces an object's lifting or pulling weight by 2/3, which means a solo rider weighing 100kg can literally lift a 300kg motorcycle completely off the ground, or they can easily drag the bike out of any situation.  Think of it this way - if the Egyptians were able to build the pyramids using ropes and pulleys, you can use those same techniques to recover your fallen motorcycle.  Instructions clearly explain how to tie knots, how to hook up your bike, and how to use the system for maximum advantage.  Once you understand the system you'll find yourself looking around for things to lift or pull or move - we did.  (As we practiced various recovery scenarios we found outselves sitting in an easy chair, pulling the chair and self across the living room.  That exercise was quickly terminated when Mrs. BestRest walked in...)

In the photo below, the yellow strap is attached to your anchor point (tree, large rock, other immovable object), the motorcycle would be attached to the rope at right, and you would be pulling on the rope at lower left.  As you pull the rope the motorcycle is easily pulled forward, or up, or out, depending on your situation.

Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Safety.

If you reverse the setup described above and connect the yellow strap to your bike (and the rope at right to your anchor point), you can literally sit astride the motorcycle while you pull on the rope.  As you pull, the bike will be inexorably drawn toward the anchor point.  Alternatively, you can stand alongside the bike and pull the rope, or you can stand at the anchor point and pull the bike toward you.  Two person recovery is easiest, but SOLO recovery is also possible. 

The MRS is great for every trail rider, dualsport rider, and adventure rider.  Whether you ride solo most of the time (like Mr. BestRest), or with a group of fellow enthusiasts, the MRS provides the means and methods to get your bike out of a difficult situation.

Component Specifications:

Primary rope is 8mm diameter, with a 3,000 lb. load rating
Flat webbing is 1" x 10 ft, with a 4,000 lb. load rating
Prusik loops are pre-tied, with a 1,700 lb. load rating
Double Pulleys with a 5,000 lb. load rating
Carabiners are non-locking, chrome, with a 4,500 lb. load rating

Want to see it in action? 

For a video showing the MRS in action (RECOVERY) click here:

For a video showing the MRS in action (TOWING) click here:

What does the 5:1 HEAVY DUTY MRS system include?

  • 1 - 82' primary rope
  • 2 - 1" x 10' flat tubular 1" webbing
  • 2 - pre-tied prusik loops
  • 2 - rescue-quality non-locking carabiners 
  • 2 - rescue-quality double prusik-minding pulleys 
  • 1 ea - quick reference "crib sheet" showing knots and setup
  • 1 ea - detailed instruction booklet - this info makes all the difference !!!
  • 1 ea - red nylon carry bag with reflective striping
  • Total size = 7x7x11" - easily fits in saddlebag or on tail rack
  • Total weight = 3 lb. 12 oz.
  • Mechanical advantage 5:1 (100kg rider can LIFT 500kg motorcycle)*
  • recommended for larger bikes over 500cc (BMW R12GS, etc) 

*Most recovery operations DON'T require that you actually LIFT the bike... some weight remains on the ground during recovery.

We REALLY like the fact that you can use the kit's components for other applications, besides just the recovery function. Additional uses include:

  • Secure a camp shelter or tent ridge
  • Hoist food up a tree to keep critters at bay when camping
  • Tie down the bike in a truck or trailer
  • Towing system in case of mechanical failure
  • Lash gear to the bike
  • Move logs or other obstacles off the trail 

The kit's hardware has ratings comparable to those used by emergency personnel and rescue crews. The contents are made and assembled in the USA.

Comments from Mr. BestRest about alternative recovery systems:  

Warn Industries makes great electric winch system.  We've seen it in action and it's pretty slick.  Unfortunately it'll cost you over $650 w/ the mounting plate, which (to us) is the financial equivalent of an arm and a leg.  The winch and plate are dead weight on the bike - about 10 lbs, and it's too big to mount on a smaller trail bike.  The Warn winch pulls well, but the steel cable is actually rated for lifting (or pulling) less weight than the MRS.

If you're a rock climber or sailing enthusiast, you're familiar with ropes and pulleys and knots and that sort of stuff.  You can probably cobble together your own kit for a few dollars less than an MRS - go for it!  However, for the rest of us the MRS brings together a full kit of field-tested components, plus it gives you all the diagrams, tips, and methods needed for effective motorcycle recovery.  From our perspective that makes the MRS worth every penny.

About BestRest:

BestRest manufactures hard parts for your motorcycle made from the finest quality material available and will not settle for anything less! Motorcycle accessories should reflect a level of workmanship, quality, and finish worthy of your trust, hence why Best Rest, simply test everything themselves to ensure their products perform as advertised!

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