schneekettes, snow riding, tire chains, and NOT the Elephant Ride.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by cRAsH, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    I noticed a difference with the bolts, especially if you're using them on knobbies because a lot of the chain is lost in between knobs.
  2. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Crash, are we going to see a post about these in the Vendors forum? :D :ear

    I could make some. I can buy chains, weld, etc. But I can't sew :cry

    Nick
  3. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    Nah, I just wanted to share the ideas with my friends.
    Rivets work just as well as sewing. Use yer noggin. :evil
  4. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Just giving you a hard time! Looks good, I may try this out, though winter may be over by the time I get to it!

    Nick
  5. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    Beautiful job on the chains. Perfect engineering by the look of it. I have 100 yards to the street and have managed to get the bikes out a few times but what a nightmare. I may attack the problem as you have. thanks for sharing the great idea.

    Ed
  6. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    I've looked into a set of these for the KLR for when I'm out riding in the hills and don't want to change tires... looks like you've made a home-made version of these ~ well done!!

    Have you tried using them on the front tires?? To keep them from tucking in a turn?

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  7. jantarek

    jantarek Long timer

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    do you have link to those?
  8. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    Here.

    For future reference looking at the properties of the photo can usually get you close. :1drink
  9. ditchbanker

    ditchbanker Owner of dull user line

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    Yeah, those commercial deals look cool. However, it's probably a lot less money to just do-it-yourself. Also a lot easier than converting the price in Euros to the USD:lol3
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    cRAsH Banned

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    Yep, works a treat.

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  11. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    When constructing them with rivets they will last better if you use a washer on the rivet before instalation. I used #10 washers with 3/16 rivets.
  12. cRAsH

    cRAsH Banned

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    Where's yer pics, Jim? :ear
  13. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Howdy Ray,

    I'll try to post some tonight or tommorrow.

    Jim
  14. yellow

    yellow Been here awhile

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    Cool - those look like the ones I made. You are making connector triangles - Do you think you need them? Trying to figure out the easiest (read lazy) way to make up a set I just threaded the webbing threw the chain. Onces you pull it tight it works pretty well and the webbing sits flat.

    I'll try and get a picture. At least where I use them, there is some pavement involved and the chain gets chewed up pretty quick so I need to be able to replace them. So Just thread the end of webbing threw the chain, then thread end threw other end of chain forming a loop. This way you have one section of webbing and one section of chain, and the extra lengths of chain when you need them.
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    yellow Been here awhile

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    how fast do you go with the chains on?
  16. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Here are some pictures of mine. I made 6 for each tire.

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    I'm still waiting to try them before I decide if I put bolts on them.


    Hopefully I'll get to try them sometime this week.
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    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Happy riding
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    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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  19. R_W

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    I almost think you can get away with using the smallest size car chains on most bikes. They will fit 135/80-13 car tires.

    http://www.vulcantire.com/cgi-bin/chainsearch.cgi

    Easy if you have a single-sided swingarm, you will need a spliced tensioner to fit them on a normal swingarm or fork.
  20. R_W

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    You CAN use car chains!!!!!!!!!!:clap :clap :clap :clap

    I went to the store and what did I happen to find??? Cable tire chains for FIVE DOLLARS for a PAIR!!!! Evidently, not many people want chains for an 81 civic anymore :deal


    I test fit them when I got home, there are a couple clearance issues but nothing that can't be resolved in the daylight. I am STOKED!!!!


    BTW, anybody nominate any of the original pictures for the front page???