Does anyone ride their F8 in the snow?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by biodieselandon, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    Just curious. My bike should be finished at the dealer soon. There isn't too much snow in Spokane, but I would like to see how often other people do. Going to try TKC 80s for the first time.
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  2. blksheep

    blksheep Adventurer

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    I do, just be careful. I run the same tires also. Ice on the other hand:eek1
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  3. BRUTSQD

    BRUTSQD 2 scoops of stupid

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    Absolfreakinlutely!!
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  4. epicxcrider

    epicxcrider Been here awhile

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    I would, afraid of the salt though. It ruins everything.
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  5. Jays-f800gs

    Jays-f800gs Been here awhile

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    Your already trying to put your bike back into the shop, and it hasn't even left yet.:D
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  6. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Well yeeeessssssssss.....

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  7. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    My main goal is to just head south and then I don't have to deal with snow at all!
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  8. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    That's what I did for Xmas :lol3
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  9. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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  10. dvfisher

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    For those of you who do ride in the snow, what tires do you feel work best? I'm thinking the K60s but I'd like to hear if there is a better winter tire.

    Thanks.
    Dave
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  11. Avner

    Avner Not noob anymore

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    TKC80 - can't think of anything better. I ride them year-long, and the only down-side is the 3,500 or so miles on the rear tire. It gives me the best edge off-road (and in the snow), and I don't feel compromised on the road - even when it rains.

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  12. DaveStockwell

    DaveStockwell Rock Fodder

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    TKC's in the snow and slush work great. TKCs on hard packed snow and ice will kill you. Stay frosty!
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  13. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I had a karoo T worn out with 3500 miles on it in the video above... Now rides a K60, in 18 inch... Life is good.
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  14. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    You need to get some sheet metal screws or snow rivets in those tires! That was funny watching you slide backwards!
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  15. 4TooMany

    4TooMany Been here awhile

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    Exactly. Here in Michigan they dump tons of salt when it snows. It destroys everything. But being "The Motor City", they want the cars to fall apart so they can sell more.
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  16. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Ha .... your not kidding..... I was clueless as to the ice underneath. I drove in snow....through drifts in my young days, in the Danish winter...... but I guess I was happy plugging along, on this one. It was fairly steep... 10-15%, and it roared.... and decided it was better to lay her down, while I was still in control..... uhhhmmmmm... somewhat.....:freaky
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  17. ebrabaek

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    Colorado is fantastic in the way they clear the road, and then gravels it. I am in Leadville, CO, and my brother is visiting from Denmark, and he was stumped how good the traction is on snow and ice. So careful of how south you need to go for the clear. Southern NM is all year around riding....except for a few days, but then you just grab your mountain bike....:D
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  18. ebnelson

    ebnelson Frozen rider

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    There is a reason why we all have broken windshields in CO. :eek1
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  19. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    I hate the sand and gravel in it.... Jeez just use nacl and be done with it!
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  20. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I feel your pain..... We got a few nicks on our way up here..... But I will personally take those good control..... But that's just me. A windshield is easier to replace than more expensive parts.... Including us clowns behind the wheel.....:D
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