studding tires without a stud gun??????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rivercreep, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. VTvfr

    VTvfr Been here awhile

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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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  2. smithy1

    smithy1 rally bike slut

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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:

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    Shinko 705 radials + studs.
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  3. Tfogger

    Tfogger Been here awhile

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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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  4. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    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... :evil
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  5. Oh2RideMore

    Oh2RideMore Long timer

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    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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  6. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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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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  7. smithy1

    smithy1 rally bike slut

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    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.


    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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  8. smithy1

    smithy1 rally bike slut

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  9. mantree

    mantree Been here awhile

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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
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  10. kenstone

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    You might want to call ahead
    This thread is over 4 Years Old:huh
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  11. mantree

    mantree Been here awhile

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    Ya I was at work and didn't see the time stamps
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  12. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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