Anyone tried the Self-Tapping-Carbide-Tire-Studs?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ryanwilliamcantrell, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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  2. Knute Dunrvnyet

    Knute Dunrvnyet marooned in realtime

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    Thank you very very much! I been having to replace lots of screws every wkend on my TW. I will most definitely try them. You broke it wide open for me. Thanks!
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    Please, somebody tell me that this product is terrible. Otherwise I think Ryan may break my other arm.

    (Which basicly means that :drif )
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  4. ktm950se

    ktm950se Banned

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    I too would like to know if anyone has experience with these studs :ear
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  5. ditchbanker

    ditchbanker Owner of dull user line

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    I've decided that, if I'm going to keep riding with Ryan, I'm going to need these, because he's going to ride through snow and ice regardless of what's on his tires. Then again, I'm not the one who went down today...
    :amazon
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  6. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    so nobody has ever used them???
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  7. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    Seems that way...

    I went ahead and drilled a set of screws in today instead, since nobody seems to have tried the self-tapping studes.

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  8. Tim McKittrick

    Tim McKittrick Long timer

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    Those look interesting- I have had a lot of problems with standard car studs staying in the tires. I wonder if these might be a little more likely to stay put. As for the ice screw method.... these are the real deal:

    http://www.rockcentralcycle.com/Ice-Tires-and-ice-screws.page

    On clear ice you can drag the engine cases.
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  9. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    How did these work out for you? Did you ride on any asphalt at all?
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    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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  11. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    couple of guys on GSs have em here in the city. They said it gets squirly on bridges that have metal grating and when going over any metal in the city (manhole covers, drainage ditches, steel sheets, e.t.c.).

    I think they're buts using em in the city though, but hey they said it was good for the snow....this was in june.....
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  12. Trl Rdr

    Trl Rdr Big Red Bird

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    Their great if you stay on snow / Ice. they are ICE screws. Any pavement will wear down the heads. Can you say 'tapdance'. :eek1
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  13. ADV Goat

    ADV Goat Adventurer

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    Yes I have tried the studs from Aerostich. I rode about 160 miles in a good snow storm they did well ice, hard packed and small drifts. My buddy had some studs pull out on his driveway, he was pushing through drifts and spinning the rear tire. I like how easy they are to install and they seem to grab well. I put the Scooter B studs in new TKC-80's and have not had any flat tires. I ride a 08 R1200GS Adventure and will run them in the winter from now on I wondn't recomend them for anyone that want's to blast down the dirt roads spinning there rear tire.

    Oh one other thing I have about 500 miles on them and don't see any noticable wear.
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  14. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    That is some great insight, thanks! What made you chose the scooter B studs? I ask, because I'm considering getting the "low profile A" set for some slightly worn TKC-80's... will they be to long?

    Do you have to remove the tire to install them?

    And one last question... if you hit pavement on them, how did they work then, slippery?
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  15. ADV Goat

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    I bougtht the scooter B studs after reading on the Aerostich site that some folks had gotten flat tires. I measured a new set of TKC-80's 9mm & 10mm (I think) and then ordered what I thought would work the best. On pavement I don't notice any slipping I studded the inside two knobbies on the front and rear so it would be a one-two pattern if that makes any sence, when I lean over in a corner there is no studs touching the ground. No you don't have to remove the tires they come with a bit to install them very easy install. I think I may order more to have a 2-3 pattern. When the roads are bad I am going slow, so (in the corners) the studs are touching the ground. When I installed them in my tires we put some in my buddies rear but his front was half worn so we didn't take the chance it was very close we checked this on the half warn front I had taken off my bike. The bike behaves just fine and most of the riding has been on dry pavement about 160 miles of bad snowy icy roads. I may try to take some pic tonight and post it for you.

    Hope this helps
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  16. ZZR_Ron

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    Paul Mondor used those studs for his cross Canada ride last January, and swears by them.

    He also claimed that they extended the wear on his tires.

    He using them on TKC80's , BTW.
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  17. Proton

    Proton Been here awhile

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    Thanks very much for this extremely helpful post. Based on your recommendation I'm about to order the scooter B studs for the TKC80's I plan to use for commuting this winter (on days when the roads are mostly clear, but there's always some snow and the chance of ice patches).

    I was wondering - the Aerostitch kit comes with 100 studs. This was enough to do the 1-2 pattern of the center knobs for both tires? It sounds like a second order would be needed to do the outer knobs. Do you still feel like it's worth it?

    Thanks again,

    Rick
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  18. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    This thread has been extremely helpful. Any more updates or opinions? I'm in the same boat - commutting on either a r1200gs or a hacked VStrom. Mostly expressway and dry pavement, but patches of black ice hear and there. I will need to get a new set of tires if I want to use the studs, so I have some options. If I put these on the sidecar rig, I won't have to stud the sides of the tires.

    Maybe I will give Aerostitch a call tomorrow and see what they have to say.
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  19. Mat

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    Weeee, now I am definitely sold. Need new tires anyways, will just hurt to buy yet another pair next spring when I store away the new winter tires.

    It just hurts when you have to leave the bike home just because of a little snow...
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  20. Blinkerfluid

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    We ordered a set for our trip to MO.. sort of a 'just in case' thing.. The weather wasn't looking too cooperative and we didn't want to get stuck between VA and MO just bc of a little snow/ice.. Hopefully we won't have to use them, but if we do we'll post up on how they worked.
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