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Old 12-27-2008, 04:31 AM   #31
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YEAH!!!

There are a couple studs from Aerostitch, I use the smaller motorcycle studs that are "self tapping" so I didn't need the 500 dollar gun. Most people buy two packs, but because I am a student and cheap, I only bought one, hence using the small studs on front and rear. I do wish I had the bigger studs on the back, it would be nice. They don't make too much of a difference on snow, but a huge help on the ice, so good for street use.

Aerostitch also sells the gun and "car" studs, thought you will spend more money up front, and less money for the studs.

Keep ridin!

Having never ridden on snow or ice, how is the traction? I am assuming it is OK? I am afraid I'd slip and fall and break a hip (I am at that age). How is the grip moving from snow/ice to simi-dry pave? I left my studded tires on my mountain bike and rode it at Moab and took a big spill as the studs don't grip on rock (who would have thunk it?). I don't mind the cold (I'm down just S of Minnyapolis) I want to ride, I just don't want to take any falls on the pave...

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Old 12-27-2008, 04:42 AM   #32
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Chaos, try the snowmobile gloves with only 2 fingers.

Yes, I ride a bit in the winter, although some of my friends ride a bit more than I do!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...+canada+winter
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:55 AM   #33
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:21 AM   #34
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What screws are you using to stud your tires? I thought about doing that for grins and giggles last week. Does it work? How do you keep from punturing your tubes?

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The screws are called "Original Gold Screws", ama/cma approved, 7/16". They come in 250/box and cost about 18.00.

I only used one box and a few out of the other.

Yes they work!!

Make sure you have enough knobbie, and they won't punture through.

Have a great New Year
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:33 PM   #35
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I screwed about 300 #12 X half inch sheet metal screws into the knobs of the D606's and went for a ride.











The snow has all melted, so now I have to remove the screws.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:54 PM   #36
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418372

I ride year round in New England as long as the snow isn;t too deep.

when its crappy we ride the dual sports, otherwise as long as the roads don;t have snow and Ice on them I will ride the V strom, wifey on the other hand likes it to be atleast 50+ degrees to go out on her street bike.

when it gets really cold, we stud up the mins and go out on the ice
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:23 PM   #37
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I'm not on the street yet, but a good friend bought snow tires for his Kymco scooter, and is making it a personal goal to ride every single day this winter.
So far, hes pulling it off
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:28 AM   #38
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My pics are easy in comparison to other photo that show it in this post...less snow in my city and mine motorbike it's not really a dirty bike ...but is frame of mind all that really counts.. ..o no?







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Old 01-03-2009, 08:42 AM   #39
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50 miles of wet snow.......kickstands optional











stuck subaru



windmills in sight.............just can't reach them without tearing up someones field.



Home and dirty



Time for a



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Old 01-03-2009, 12:12 PM   #40
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Much Respect!

Much respect to all of you who ride in the ice and snow.

I've got a confession to make. Prior to winter I told people I was going to ride all winter long. So far, I've only rode my wee strom once. Next, year it's knobbies and studs!
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:17 PM   #41
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What screws are you using to stud your tires? I thought about doing that for grins and giggles last week. Does it work? How do you keep from punturing your tubes?

~

Michael
They look like koldkutter screws... I picked some up on ebay last week. They work great, but hate pavement.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:22 PM   #42
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:30 PM   #43
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No studs but ABS worked mucho good-o.










Same spot a couple months later.


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Old 01-03-2009, 12:54 PM   #44
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That's right - we do it all year on Ruckuses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZnjB-Rcwig

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Old 01-03-2009, 01:11 PM   #45
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