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I have a 04 450ex & I am looking for ways to pack a small chainsaw for "light trail maintenance". Any suggestions?

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This is NOT a cheap solution:

The rack:

Promoto Billet Rack for EXC

The chainsaw mount:

Chainsaw mount

If riding season is here and that means clearing for your favorite trail! Carry your saw the safe way. This is the same system that the Idaho Parks and Recreation Department uses for their trail clearing program. Now you have an easy way to carry that saw instead of stuffing it in your backpack. There is a 3/4" rubber pad to help cushion the saw and a UHMW plastic insert around the bar to protect the chain and dogs from damage, all of this is mounted on a 1/4" thick aluminum base plate. It comes with all of the hardware needed to mount it to the "Rack-It" and a removable scabbard. This adapter was designed for use with saws that have the gas filler necks at the handle end of the saw (such as the Stihl). Extreme caution should be used when carrying any type of hazardous cargo!

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John Davies

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Thanks,

That is pricey but first class. It might have to wait behind some suspension mods but with that I will be opening trails as fast as they get closed.

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Carrying a saw is one place you don't want to cut corners (so to speak). Just imagine what might happen if you endoed and the saw came out of its mount and onto you...

:banghead:

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you can take an aluminum frame from a backpack, and bolt the saw onto it. The blade sticks out to the side, and of course you have a cover on it. But for trail maintenence, when you really are not riding, and doing lots of mounts/dismounts to cut timber, this is quick and easy and is a preferred method in these parts. you come to a downed tree, dismount your bike, pull your backpack/chainsaw off your back, pull of the blade cover, fire it up, cut the tree, put the pack assembly back on, and off you go. Make sure you put a strap the runs between each shoulder strap, across your chest to prevent the pack from shifting sideways on your back.

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you can take an aluminum frame from a backpack, and bolt the saw onto it. The blade sticks out to the side, and of course you have a cover on it.

I'd like to see a pic of that.

So you run the saw while it is still bolted to the backpack? That sounds kind of strange - doesn't the frame and harness get in the way? I would worry about tripping over the straps while maneuvering the saw and getting hurt.

John

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campmor.com look under camping tools saws they sell a hand held chain saw blade with two wooden handles---plus the blade cuts both ways. its moore work to use but a lot less work to carry, and only good for 12inc. round or so. only 1 LB.

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I'd like to see a pic of that.

So you run the saw while it is still bolted to the backpack? That sounds kind of strange - doesn't the frame and harness get in the way? I would worry about tripping over the straps while maneuvering the saw and getting hurt.

John

It is no problem at all. the straps are not loose enough to trip over. and yes, the saw still works while connected to the frame. If I can scrounge a digital cam I will get a pic for you.

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I take the bar and chain off and put some foam around it and put in a old nap sack. It has worked for years. I only use it when the tree is to big for my folding pruning saw to cut.

Russ

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an aliminium sleeve, the same shape as the cutting bar bolted to the highest section of the subframe.slip the saw in and get a ocky strap over the saws motor

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