Great Setup for Clearing Downed Trees
on the Trail
For those of you who find yourself riding on
trails with downed trees or who want to clear spring downfalls,
but hate the hassle of carrying a chain saw. Here is the tool.
Other riders have commented that I remind
them of a quick-draw gunslinger. I stop the bike, hop off, draw the saw and am cutting
before they even come to a stop.
In burn areas, where trees are falling on a
daily basis, the saw is not only handy but often necessary.
If you carry one of these you can avoid
building bridges and go arounds or lifting bikes over downed
Some rider carry the saw in scabbard bungied
across the bars.
With a few zip ties and a drill you can figure out a way to mount
yours. If you mount it as shown on the picture check for
clearances & keep in mind the movement of the swingarm and wheel.
I also zip tied some clear plastic from a bottle on the swingarm
to prevent rubbing.
The setup you see here has worked for about ten thousand miles.
Below the saw is shown mounted on a 2015 KTM 350 (It is bolted to the rear fender and there is a bolt nut and washer that cannot be seen holding the saw to the side cover as well as a hose clamp at the end on the frame).
You can feel good about not only clearing
downed trees, but also reducing go arounds and possibly riding on
with any saw treat it with respect. It is extremely sharp.
The Corona 21" Pruning saw can easily cut
downed trees up to 18" in diameter & best of all it is light &
easy to carry in the Scabbard.
You can order the Saw $42.90 & Scabbard
$19.95 from Forestry Suppliers 800 647-5368
Corona 21" Razor Tooth Pruning Saw
Rubberized 27" Scabbard ordering link