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lee711

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lee711 says:

SNOW CHAINS FOR MOTORCYCLES ????

I was trawling the net for prices on chains for the car and thought no one could possibly have thought of making such a product for bikes .................how wrong i was !!!

 http://www.mv-motorrad.de/lshop,showdetail,2004g,e,,,10107,,,.htm

 

What do you make of them.????????

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fastasfox

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fastasfox says:

some bikers dont need snow chains

I clocked a chap today on a honda c90 and yes the roads were covered in snow. he didnt look too smart though :biggrin:

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SheffieldSteel

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I think they'd be mint

especially with a ski on the front wheel!:unsure:

Turn ya bike into a snowmobile:biggrin:

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

I did see

a pair of skis round the girlfriend's.


I did get ideas around duct tape and my front wheel it must be said.

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late60sbiker

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late60sbiker says:

I've seen this before

Back in the sixties a mate of a mate had side car, and had wrap around chain on the back wheel.


I remember he was a roofer and was putting the tar on the new Tesco's up the road, maybe about 1969.

We happened to be walking past as he was leaving work and he stopped to speak to my mate.

We ended up with my mate on the back, and I was in the sidecar, scared the shit out of me, was sliding around all the back streets like a scramble bike.

He had a chain wrapped around the back wheel though the spokes, from what I remember it was a proper chain as it was fairly equally spaced around the tire.

The weather was just like it is now, side streets snowed in.


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SheffieldSteel

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Lovin

the idea of a ski either side of the front with chains on the back wheel, next project me thinks.:biggrin:

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ZRfighter

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ZRfighter says:

DIY snow-chains

Just take a length of rope wrap it around your tire and rim making sure to tie it down each time round and there you go DIY snow chains and it works too tried it out in Austria a couple years back. :wink: 

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lee711

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lee711 says:

mikerotherham

Thats a serious tyre !! What do ya think about tying a few hedgehogs to your back tyre as a cheap D.I.Y. fix .......ha ha..:biggrin::biggrin:

:biggrin:

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vtrman

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vtrman says:

snow chains for motorcycles

I found this 'cos I'm planning to lash up some kind of emergency device before going the the Dragon Rally in Wales in a few weeks' time. My first thought was to take a length of nylon rope to wrap round and round the wheel - through the spokes and across the tyre all the way round.  The next idea was to go to B&Q and buy a length of fairly light chain to use instead - chain like an old fashioned loo-flush.

Obviously, this would only be used slowly, for short distances to climb a hill or gain access to the campsite - but it might mean success where others may fail?

Yes, I was a boy scout :biggrin:

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late60sbiker

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late60sbiker says:

Snow chains are designed for use on snow

As soon a the snow clears and you are on tarmac again you are supposed to stop and take them off.


Chains and black ice don't mix too well.




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wynner

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wynner says:

They

look as if they would work well!

Most other methods mentioned depend on lots of clearance between tyre and swingarm/chain, etc.

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