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Ice and snow riding

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by skadamo, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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    Chain, what kind of snow tires/studs are you using?

    I want to get my drz or cr studd'd up this year. I saw a guy on an xr400 last year riding on the Fox River...carv'n the powder kick'n up a 10' X 30 ' rooster tail.:tb It was great!

    Anyone ride on the ice up here in the Lake/Kane/McHenry County? The Fox river is probably a bad idea but Crystal Lake maybe?
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  2. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Im just running Pirellis Scorpion rear and Mt 21 front with ice screws
    You probably want a harder compound for holding screws on ice. Kenda makes an ice specific knobby for around 80.00 ice screw from Dennis Kirk

    [​IMG]

    have fun
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  3. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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  4. The Fist

    The Fist Knulp

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    I use a Kenda Trakmaster currently....kick ass tire -- and cheap too...

    I used Rocky Mountain ATV -- cheapest....they'll match any price you find.
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  5. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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    Rocky Mountain rocks. Did you get the bible they sent out?:eek1

    I need new throttle tube, grip heaters, tires and Ice screws. Think the stock DRZ stator can run grip heaters?
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  6. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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  7. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    Dose this come with studs?
    I want a complete package, already built.
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  8. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    I give up. I actually tried to find some studded tires on my own and not be lazy this time. I have had no luck. Who sells studded snow tires for my KTM525?:ear
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  9. McD

    McD Nothing

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    I really need to get some studded tires. The roads weren't too bad this morning, but the parking lot at work was a sheet of major pucker factor ice.
    [​IMG]

    :eek1
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  10. dm_gsxr

    dm_gsxr Weirdo Freak

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    I got their bible. I don't know how I got on their list though :-)

    Carl
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  11. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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  12. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    Holy cow, for that price I think I'll take an old knobbie and install some screws myself. Thanks for the link though, I could'nt find any.

    $50 bucks worth of screws + old tire + 1 hour with screw gun = $215 dollar tire

    Then again I'm gettin lazy, "just sign your name and they send you stuff"
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  13. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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  14. McD

    McD Nothing

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  15. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Not long at all. 30 miles and you will see some definite wear. too many miles and they are rounded and hard to remove. Easy on the brakes and dont dip too deap in the turns on asphalt. Trust me on this :nod The screws work great on hard pack, but not so well on ice patched asphalt.
    [​IMG]
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  16. motojoe

    motojoe Arrest Cheney and Bush

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    so what kinda tires yall running for the winter ride?
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  17. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    Depends on road conditions, Probably the 1/2 worn Scorpion / Mt21 combo thats on there now. maybe wrap sone chain through the spokes and around the rubber :wink:
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  18. Dysco

    Dysco Household chemicals in the proper proportions

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59934

    I wrote the studded tire part for the F650 FAQ and KL5A studded his tires with the same method. If you're only going to be on ice, go with screws. Otherwise, get real studs and knobbies and you'll be making roostertails in the street.

    If anyone wants them, I have two 13-/90/17 studded takeoffs and one 100/90/10 that's been drilled that you can take off my hands for cheap. All are rear-use tires but I use the 19s as a front.
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  19. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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  20. skadamo

    skadamo I like riding

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