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Old 12-16-2007, 10:35 AM   #1
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Ski Conversion kit for under $25

Posted this down in the basement, but I figured what with all the KLR owners around here in Thumpers, yall might enjoy a cheap ski-bike!







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Old 12-16-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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Nicely done cheap-@ss conversion. Right up my alley. How does the chain grab on the rear? Doesn't catch the swingarm anywhere? What kind of chain? Is there enough weight on the front for much steering?

Great idea if it works
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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How about a sand paddle tire on the rear?
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:10 PM   #4
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awsome... post more technical info on how to make it
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:39 PM   #5
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YOu need a couple hundred kold kutters in that back tire
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:05 PM   #6
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I always thought a paddle tire with bolts or some sort of metal in the padle would work pretty well in snow
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:52 PM   #7
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that's great!!!!! Crazy, but great!
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:25 AM   #8
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I have a sand paddle tire that came with a bike bought and sold years ago and I've been wondering how it would work in the snow. It may happen this year.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:36 AM   #9
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ditch the chains on the rear and go for some skanky studs! nice job doode!
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:01 AM   #10
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I wonder what the fuzz would say about that on the road. The bike is street legal, but the skid ain't.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:36 AM   #11
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You could always just learn to Cross Country ski
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:33 PM   #12
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What are you doing to keep the front tire from turning? If you aren't, then when you wheely, the ski tip will point straight down and when you let the front end back down, you are going to endo. Big time!!
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:37 PM   #13
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What are you doing to keep the front tire from turning? If you aren't, then when you wheely, the ski tip will point straight down and when you let the front end back down, you are going to endo. Big time!!
the front brake works great in that situation. I've been meaning to put a bungee cord from the ski loop to the triple clamps but i've never had a problem with it on this bike or when I had it on my XL, OR the version I had on my mountain bike.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:52 PM   #14
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Must have video!

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Old 12-17-2007, 06:43 PM   #15
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