Didn't make it far

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by LoCat, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. RedMenace

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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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  2. RedMenace

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    Check sidewall clearance, particularly at the driveshaft and brake lines
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    Keep going Nev and you'll be able to start your own hire bike/tour company:D
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  4. tony the tiger

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    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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  5. eastbloc

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  6. Richard-NL

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    Just a few examples:

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    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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  7. Richard-NL

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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:

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    Here on a Jawa outfit:

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    And another one:

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  8. claude

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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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  9. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    That's some crazy shit there, Richard :huh but I like it :lol3
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  10. RedMenace

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    You can find these here on some schoolbusses and trucks
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  11. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    IN!


    I'm super bumming - it looked like the cold weather was passed, so I took the bike in today - wouldn't driven the hack if I wasn't still waiting on lug bolts...

    as soon as I got to work it turned from rain/snow mix to snow. It's turning white pretty fast out there. I'm wishing for AT LEAST another wheel, and maybe some of those chains on the driven wheel.


    I really like the old bike drive chain traction devices... that's ingenuity there.
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  12. RedMenace

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    if your tread is deep enuf you can go get some1/2" #8 machine screws and a driver and fill the lugs front and rear and MAYBE make it home if you are careful.

    Pretty slushy ride in this morning. The ice was more fun.
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  13. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    Unfortunately no, I've got my commuting tires on and they are pretty much street tread.

    It does OK in the snow/slush - KTM makes a remarkably stable bike - but I have to go DOWN the hill, and I"ll lose the stability that it has under power...

    I'll probably just leave it up at the office and either take the company rig home or catch a ride with a co-worker who lives relatively close to me, or, we'll see what the weather does. It looks like the snow is tapering off right now. If it's just wet roads on the hwys I can make it okay...
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  14. RedMenace

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    You could try the old Harley Boyz trick and wrap rope around the rear tread for the hill. Catching a ride home sounds more sane
    Probably wont see you this weekend tho'?
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    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    I thought of that as well (rope). Trying to figure out the whole discretion/valor thing though...:rofl


    At this point - I doubt I'll be out there. I still don't have my lug bolts, so the hack is still on blocks in the garage. With the weather today, there's no way I'd get out there until at least tomorrow even if they came in... At this point, best case scenario puts the hack back on the road Saturday at noon, which is only 4 hours before nightfall..
    :cry

    Maybe we can get together after the holidays...
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  16. Richard-NL

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    Yes, here's a small movie (American) to show how it works. On the bikes of course, they are not electrically engaged.

    http://www.onspot.com/marketing_broadband.wvx

    Richard-NL :bmwrider
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  17. tony the tiger

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    ZERO clearance on the swingarm. Okay, so maybe that's an exaggeration, but there ain't enuff room for even a cable to go through there with the TKC80 mounted. I think there's a different offset from this wheel to the 'street' tire's wheel. Sumpthin' da' Bum talked about with a different spacer. So I'll go the screw route.
    :slurp
    TT
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  18. Richard-NL

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  19. Richard-NL

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    Looks like a red cross to me. Here's the pic:

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