Thread: Studs
View Single Post
Old 09-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #14
randyo OP
Beastly Adventurer
randyo's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Northern NewEngland
Oddometer: 1,763
Originally Posted by i_isntreal View Post
Concerning drilling your own tires for automotive studs, I did it for my truck tires. The local tire shop 'experts' said that they would all fall out right away because of not having the correct ' mushroom shaped' hole. So I proved them wrong by doing a two step drilling process that gave me the correct hole shape (time consuming). Not to mention that I also dipped the studs in rubber cement before riveting them in (extra time consuming and messy). Worked like a charm and only lost 1 or 2 studs a tire over two winters of doing donuts and tail slides at every opportunity. It was definitely worth all the effort (and always enjoyable to prove the 'experts' wrong)
I say not worth the effort

I just drilled straight holes using a burr bit

did not loose a single stud in 4 winters/14k miles on my front tire
IBA # 9560
07 VeeStrom
99 SV650
82 XV920R
A man with a gun is a citizen
A man without a gun is a subject
randyo is offline   Reply With Quote