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Old 12-16-2008, 12:04 AM   #16
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Can`t bring myself to cut one of my babies up Dave.. I don`t think either of the 950`s would make good outfits as the power comes on a bit too high in the rev range..



Or I`m just looking for an excuse to buy another bike...
After tonights ride home from work, I know where there is a half decent Gold Wing outfit for sale.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:29 AM   #17
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After tonights ride home from work, I know where there is a half decent Gold Wing outfit for sale.
Guess this is the appropriate thread to ask what happened..

Didn`t make it far??
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:10 AM   #18
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Gearbox locked up in 3rd gear. Can't get it out.

So......it's for sale.

Let me know if you know anyone who wants a hack to repair.

Gonna buy a DL650. Trace said it was okay tonight so woohoo!
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:25 AM   #19
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Sorry for the thread hijack guys.

Normal programming to resume...................now!
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:13 AM   #20
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Made it to work and back. Roads were very icy today, temps in the teens all day. S'posed to get colder and dump more snow so I got a new knobby and filled it up with machine screws.

More teeth than the dog! Clemmy!
Gotta' question: You think the machine screws give a better grip than studs? I got a new TKC80 for Biermanns Schlitten and was gonna' take it to a tire shop today an' see if they'd stud it for me. Pros/Cons on the screws? What size?
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and I found a car tire chain that'll fit the wheel! Need to see if it fits under the fender tonight.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:35 AM   #21
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Screws are easier to take out if you still have tire left at the end of winter. Studs last longer.

I think I used 1/2" #8 screws(they were left over from last year and the print had worn off the box). Hold one up to a knob and make sure you won't flatten your tire
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:40 AM   #22
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and I found a car tire chain that'll fit the wheel! Need to see if it fits under the fender tonight.
Check sidewall clearance, particularly at the driveshaft and brake lines
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:42 AM   #23
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Can`t bring myself to cut one of my babies up Dave.. I don`t think either of the 950`s would make good outfits as the power comes on a bit too high in the rev range..



Or I`m just looking for an excuse to buy another bike...

Keep going Nev and you'll be able to start your own hire bike/tour company
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:22 PM   #24
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Screws are easier to take out if you still have tire left at the end of winter. Studs last longer.

I think I used 1/2" #8 screws(they were left over from last year and the print had worn off the box). Hold one up to a knob and make sure you won't flatten your tire
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Check sidewall clearance, particularly at the driveshaft and brake lines (for the chains)
Thanks Vernon! I will certainly be checkin' - if it cannot be done, I'll make some ala your single chain variety. Would be better if I had the drum brake rear end, but ya' can't have everything! That tire chain looks wicked though... here's hopin'!
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:58 PM   #25
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http://www.mv-motorrad.de/cosmoshop/...,,10107,,,.htm

The price is reasonable...
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:25 AM   #26
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Just a few examples:











Those with the straps, including those from MV, will break……. It’s only something to get you out of a problem. The stronger the bike, the sooner it breaks. (Not saying a chain cannot break, that happens too).

Those with the leather belts are old ones used on Wartburg and Trabant (eastblock) cars. And used on bikes too.

Motorcycle snow chains are the only good solution for long time riding in hard conditions (uphill / deep snow) and only at very moderate speed. (up to 35 Mph). If you can go faster, you don’t need the chains.

Chains on stubby tires will not work well. For long distance ice-riding studs are the best.



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Old 12-18-2008, 03:55 AM   #27
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Another possibility to get grip is a so-called "Schleuderkette". I really don’t know if there’s a word for it in English. Works when the snow is not too deep.


Here on a Paneuropean outfit:



Here on a Jawa outfit:



And another one:



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Old 12-18-2008, 07:53 AM   #28
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Richard,
Never seen such a thing. Does it just keep whirling the chains around so you can run over them?
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:07 AM   #29
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That's some crazy shit there, Richard but I like it
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:10 AM   #30
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Richard,
Never seen such a thing. Does it just keep whirling the chains around so you can run over them?
You can find these here on some schoolbusses and trucks
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