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Old 12-27-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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Motorcycle snow chains

I made a couple sets of these chains based on the design of some other ADVers with a few changes.

This picture was taken when the chains were new.








The crosschains are V-bar automotive chain attached with rivets to tubular nylon webbing. They fasten to the wheels with cam buckles and the wheel is protected from scratches by doubling back the webbing. I use them on a 140/80 rear and a 100/40 front but they also fit all other size tires that I have tried them on. They are used but have ~75-80% life left. There are 8 front and 8 rear chains. The fronts have 1 or two less links and shorter straps but could be interchanged with the rears in most cases.

The chains cost me about $140 to make and MANY hours spent in the garage. So how about $80 plus shipping for the set ?

I can't guarantee that they will fit your specific bike. Check for clearance issues before buying.

PM with any questions.





Here is a link in case anyone's interested in the history. - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=296207

And a recent ride report showing the chains in action (starts at post 26) - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=409516&page=2
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
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These have gotta be better than the 'insta-chain' emergency strap-on guppies I was playing with last week - there's this !@#$%^&* Ural out there I gotta catch.

At least I know that there's enough clearence between the rear wheel and paralever for chains to work.

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Old 12-28-2008, 09:03 AM   #3
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I sure would like a set of those. P.M. sent in case it does not work out for Dr Jim
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:59 PM   #4
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There's been a good amount of interest in these. Maybe I should make a few more sets. Anyone else interested ? Not sure on a price yet - I'll have to see what I can get the materials in bulk for and then probably list them in the Vendors forum. Probably somewhere around $125 to $175 per set.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:33 PM   #5
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I sure would like a set of those. P.M. sent in case it does not work out for Dr Jim
Check your PM's hdgypsyman.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:27 PM   #6
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I'd be interested in a set, but $175 sounds pretty steep.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:05 AM   #7
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Paypal sent! I'm bustin out of this joint and snow and ice ain't a gonna stop me!
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:47 PM   #8
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I'd be interested if the price is right.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:19 PM   #9
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I'd be interested if the price is right.
Same here...

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If I can get 12 firm orders I can get the price down to $125 per set (8 chains per wheel). Found the most expensive component on sale at almost half price but it's a "holiday special" so I don't know how long it will last.
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I'd be interested. I would have to know they would fit my tires though. The 130/90 17 I'm not worried about in the rear. I am not familiar with the front size though. 100/40? Need them to fit on a 90/90 21. There's another order if they're guaranteed.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:41 PM   #12
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I'd be interested. I would have to know they would fit my tires though. The 130/90 17 I'm not worried about in the rear. I am not familiar with the front size though. 100/40? Need them to fit on a 90/90 21. There's another order if they're guaranteed.
Fitting the wheels is not a big deal as long as you have the proper clearance through the swingarm and forks. Chainguards may need to be removed in some cases.
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How do they hold up? Have you had any issues with them breaking or coming loose? I would like to get a pair if they are durable enough. I ride some pretty rough-rocky terrain/tight trail.
where are you shipping from and what is your lead time?
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:35 AM   #14
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How do they hold up? Have you had any issues with them breaking or coming loose? I would like to get a pair if they are durable enough. I ride some pretty rough-rocky terrain/tight trail.
where are you shipping from and what is your lead time?
The lifespan of the chains is largely up to you - how you ride and where you ride. Avoid spinning your wheel by overpowering the traction and remember that pavement is hardest on them. But I've ridden them quite a bit on bare dirt and rock and they are surprisingly durable. I use hardened chain when I build these which makes a huge difference. Never had one break. If you tighten them properly they won't come loose, after the initial stretch of the webbing when you fit them for the first time.

Shipping form Idaho. Lead time right now is undetermined as I'm waiting to see if we can get enough orders to buy in "price-break quantities". Once I get enough orders to get rolling it will only take a few days - first come, first serve.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:52 AM   #15
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Since this sale has turned into more of a vendor kind of sale - it is being moved to Vendors.

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