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Old 12-10-2010, 01:10 PM   #16
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i run the 3/8" Kold Kutters for offroad (NOT FOR STREET!). 1 stud per knob and they last a while. multiple studs per knob and it'll shed 'em. ..you could try it on an old knobby first and see if you like them... the worst part is mounting/demounting the tire. wear heavy pants and gloves, they will tear you up.

anyone want me to stud up a tire for them? i can do one on a 1 or 2 race take off shipped to you for around $70.00

Thanks Bro!
I'm looking for street biased studs for my commute.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:15 AM   #17
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street based studs don't protrude from the tire more than maybe a mm if that... if you ride on dry pavement at all, studs can get very scary. studded motorcyle tires on the street is very scary overall. in the dirt, it's no big deal as the studs are much more aggressive. on the street it's downright dangerous.
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Old 12-11-2010, 04:11 PM   #18
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street based studs don't protrude from the tire more than maybe a mm if that... if you ride on dry pavement at all, studs can get very scary. studded motorcyle tires on the street is very scary overall. in the dirt, it's no big deal as the studs are much more aggressive. on the street it's downright dangerous.
But, compared to riding on ice without them = much less dangerous. (I commute year round without regards for the weather)
Came around a corner this morning and hit an icey patch from some guys sub-pump output that ran into the street. WHEW! Not expected when there isn't any bad weather.
Anyway...thanks for the responses you guys!
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:49 AM   #19
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But, compared to riding on ice without them = much less dangerous. (I commute year round without regards for the weather)
Came around a corner this morning and hit an icey patch from some guys sub-pump output that ran into the street. WHEW! Not expected when there isn't any bad weather.
Anyway...thanks for the responses you guys!
I commute near you (upper Bucks Co, PA) and hidden ice patches from run-off and such are a way of life around here.

Just got my hands on a stud gun, new tires should show up tomorrow. Hope to stud them in the evening and mount. I will keep you updated on the details...
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:37 AM   #20
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But, compared to riding on ice without them = much less dangerous. (I commute year round without regards for the weather)
Came around a corner this morning and hit an icey patch from some guys sub-pump output that ran into the street. WHEW! Not expected when there isn't any bad weather.
Anyway...thanks for the responses you guys!
yep, but the problem is reversed with studs. the dry pavement gets slippery. the biggest thing is not to get a false sense of confidence because you have studs....
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:26 AM   #21
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Haven't used them, but been looking at these this year to throw on some old tires: http://www.gripstuds.com/

Price seems pretty good as well.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:25 PM   #22
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My intent is to keep me safe if I encounter the rouge ice patch, not to set my bike up for ice riding. I don't plan to ride out of the garage in known icy conditions...

Here is what I have:





Shinko 705 radials + studs.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:42 PM   #23
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We have studded a number of tires for street guys around here (Denver area), mostly TKCs and 606s. We charge 11 cents a stud, installed, averaging about 400 studs per bike. Street handling is not terrifying, but is IS a little different. We also stock ProGold ice screws in the 1/2 inch length for the off road guys @ $60/1000. These offer traction on pure ice and hardpack that is nothing short of amazing(think wheelies and stoppies on ice you can't walk across), but are downright scary on pavement, not to mention, just a few miles of pavement use will wear off most of the sharp edges.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:24 PM   #24
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Shinko 705 radials + studs.

That is EXACTLY what I want to do! Same tires and everything!

Let us know how it works out.

Now to find someone who will stud tires somewhere around Indy...
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:00 PM   #25
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studded 705s? yes please

Would like to do the same on my vstrom if possible. Was originally thinking the wr, but I have the strom already set up with heated gear leads and such. Knobbies would make more sense though because of tread depth, right?
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:39 PM   #26
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needs more studs.... been there

we use 12mm automotive studs

Kold Kutters go away really fast on pave... sketchy driving too. excellent on ice (where they belong)
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:49 AM   #27
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Knobbies would make more sense though because of tread depth, right?
you need a pretty deep tread to stud. I found that the shinkos are the absolute bare minimum depth, knobbies would be best. I experimented on some used shinkos that I had laying around.


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needs more studs.... been there
Thanks for the input! I did not want to put too many studs in and severely decrease my dry road safety but I am considering adding a stud to every lug
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:17 PM   #28
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I started another thread in the equipment forum since this one has veered way off the original topic:

tire studs for the winter commuter
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We have studded a number of tires for street guys around here (Denver area), mostly TKCs and 606s. We charge 11 cents a stud, installed, averaging about 400 studs per bike. Street handling is not terrifying, but is IS a little different. We also stock ProGold ice screws in the 1/2 inch length for the off road guys @ $60/1000. These offer traction on pure ice and hardpack that is nothing short of amazing(think wheelies and stoppies on ice you can't walk across), but are downright scary on pavement, not to mention, just a few miles of pavement use will wear off most of the sharp edges.
I might have to swing down I'm in fortcollins and am thinking of putting studs on a front tire for my sidecar rig
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:03 PM   #30
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I might have to swing down I'm in fortcollins and am thinking of putting studs on a front tire for my sidecar rig
You might want to call ahead
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