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pacnwfoto

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« on: November 26, 2012, 12:38:08 PM »
Been meaning to try these studs and I'm wondering if anyone else has? 

Never give up.  ;-)

http://www.aerostich.com/self-tapping-carbide-tire-studs.html


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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 02:45:33 PM »
If you are thinking of scooting when there is snow or ice on the ground you are completely out of your mind. I have a bum knee to prove it.

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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 04:34:10 PM »
Voluntarily put screws into YOUR OWN scooter tyres????? You got a death wish??? ::)

Snow and ice are made for twin-tracked vehicles that don't fall over, preferably four-wheel drive. Alternatively, stay in and keep warm......

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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 05:04:13 PM »
> ...you are completely out of your mind.

Been riding since the 60's, occasionally on snow and ice, and lots of off-road mud.  I know the boundaries, but thanks for the parenting.   ;D


> Voluntarily put screws into YOUR OWN scooter tyres??

The studs do not penetrate the tire carcass, they insert into tread and their shallow, flat end keeps them from moving toward the tube.  Best used on knobbies, and in my case the Wolf.

Studs aren't uncommon, they are even used on bicycle tires.

FYI, I found some good feedback at advrider.com, and Youtube has videos.

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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 05:52:10 PM »
Don't tell your health insurance company.

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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 08:16:14 PM »
Snow and ice? - oh yea, that's that cold stuff...
Actually I have used studded tires on a scooter in Denmark- worked fine! They are 2 wheel fanatics there (180% tax on new cars). Just drove in city...
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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 09:10:48 PM »
Don't tell your health insurance company.

I guess that would be classified as a "pre-existing" condition.   :D   :D
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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 11:37:36 AM »
I wouldn't even bother! The amount of times it actually snows, you'll maybe only have a couple of days off the road.. Not worth the risk I don't think, or the effort even if the studs do work!

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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 02:27:16 PM »
There are few things as fun as riding with well studded tires on a frozen lake, but on the pavement the surface changes from ice to dry to often. Studs on the pavement seem like a bad idea. But everyone should try studs on the ice.

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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2012, 03:28:38 PM »
When I lived in Canada I use to ride with studs on ice and they worked great.

Now that I live in Texas I just wait a few hours for the snow to melt and I am good to go.  It great to be able to ride all 12 months of the year.

Good luck the your ice riding.
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Re: snow and ice
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2012, 04:14:18 PM »
Snow?  What's that?  Here in the Tropics the special equipment we need is a snorkel for when it rains.

We regularly score 2,500mm (approximately 98 inches) during our 4-month "Wet Season", and 4 inches in an hour is not that uncommon during storms and cyclones (hurricanes in the US and typhoons in parts of Asia).

That's a bugger, but the "Dry Season" goes for 6 wonderful, dry, balmy months.....  the other two months?  That's the "Build-up" (and "down") and that's horrendous - 90 deg F & 95% humidity.... also known as Suicide Season!
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