Us Crazy Canadian Ice Riders!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by MTRhead, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. mrhermit

    mrhermit All Around Cool Dude

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    A rear guard should be considered a must as well. Last year one of our riders lost his life after getting caught up in his rear wheel.


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  2. ridepie

    ridepie Let 'er dangle

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    Lost his life?!, man, that's aweful. Sorry to hear. I'll be tethering, and guards at both ends...
  3. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Yes I know all about that.

    Currently in the 3-4 spots I ride most don't even have a tether yet and only a small handful have front guards. I think I only ride with 1 guy that has a rear guard it will likely hit my bike soon as mine is a dedicated ice bike now. Might be this year maybe next.
  4. mrhermit

    mrhermit All Around Cool Dude

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    For guys running guards are you mainly building yourself or purchasing something? I only got out on my for the first time once last year on the ice and still have to install a tether and look into guards. Have a tether ready to install, took a few trips to find one that was normally closed (pull tether to open the circuit) for a fuel injected KTM. I think I bought one that was meant for an Artic Cat or Polaris snowmobile. The first one I bought at the local motorcycle shop was remove tether to close the circuit, like for a 2 stroke...
  5. Sewerat

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    Depends on the style you want and your skillz with aluminum mostly. There are a few out there that are a bracket and a plastic fender , that's what most rear guards are and some fronts, lost of guys just bend and weld them up on their own. I have a full aluminum frame for my front that was welded up originally buy a local and is now just touched up every couple of seasons. [​IMG]
  6. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    scan0010-.jpg

    Found this photo in the archives the other day, I'm guessing it was early 80's. I really liked that old sr500. Back then we never even heard of guards.
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  7. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    Or brakes apparently. Lol
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  8. Pay Dirt

    Pay Dirt panning the web

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    Old School,right down to the Sorels.
  9. Trialsguy

    Trialsguy Been here awhile

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    And Cooper Cross pants! Cool.
  10. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    you guys are really dating yourselves now :D
  11. Sewerat

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    Head up for anyone planning to attend races this season, more and more tracks are posting that they will be requiring front, and rear guards along with tether cords.

    Here is one company I have found that sells reasonably priced guards
    http://www.slideracingproducts.com/ice-racing
  12. smoothride

    smoothride Been here awhile

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    Is there going to be any ice this year. I have a new sled with a lot of wax on it for next year if the trails don't open.
  13. mrhermit

    mrhermit All Around Cool Dude

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    I ordered some from Fournier. They should arrived soon. From the pictures I'm sure I could have made something similar but life is busy!

    One concern with the slide racing guards is that there is still a large gap on the front side of the rear wheel where your foot could get caught. The Fournier guards go all the way to the swing arm ahead of the rear wheel.


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  14. C-rider

    C-rider Adventurer

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    Since 4badboyz has started this 80's retro thing, here's one of me on the Welland Canal. It's a Can-Am 125 set up for dirt track complete with right side shift conversion. Peaky as hell. Note the one-piece rain suit. Not visible are the obligatory elbow pads. I still have the boots with the smooth left sole!
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  15. mrhermit

    mrhermit All Around Cool Dude

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    [​IMG]

    Trellies still on for now. Just sizing these guards up

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  16. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    looks like Len Dillon?
  17. C-rider

    C-rider Adventurer

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    Nope.
    I never raced. Just played. I bought this bike cheap from a friend who was leaving the country. Haven't done any ice in years.
  18. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    I had a bunch of Can-Am's back then too. Raced them in the 125 and 250 class at the Welland short track for years. :)
  19. Sewerat

    Sewerat Cert. bike whore

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    How does the rear guard actually attach? I can see the through bolt for the axel but what is supposed to happen at the swingarm point?
  20. mrhermit

    mrhermit All Around Cool Dude

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    I think the intent is for the tab at the front to keep it from rotating forward and the one at the swingarm is to keep it from rotating back without being held by anything but the axel bolt? When I mount then I am going to figure out a way to secure the guard to the swingarm so that there is no chance it could rotate in a crash.