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22nd December 2004, 00:48
Just out of curiosity...does anyone know if there are snow tires available for motorcycles?
22nd December 2004, 01:03
I would dought that , not much market for 'em , but I've got an old street tyre on my trumpit thats kinda knobby (goodyear cheapy I think, I'll have go look ) I rode all winter with it a few years ago but the metzler I got on my sporty is pure junk on snow
the first snow trip I did with the sporty all I could do was spin , sittin in the middle of the road I'd let the clutch out and the back would just slide down the crown of the road and I'd be just sittin there like a fool
look for something with knobs on it , not speed lines. it don't have to be an enduro just something with lugs
22nd December 2004, 01:06
Guess you could put knobbies on!!! :D
22nd December 2004, 01:13
Well, you could try these (http://www.dirtrider.com/drtested/141_0405_michelin/) ;)
I wouldn't recommend them for yer sporty tho :p
22nd December 2004, 02:04
Well, you could try these
Wow :yikes Those are aggressive!
Hmm, maybe some knobbies...This snow drives me nuts, but even worse is the amount of sand they use out here. It fills in openings on the asphalt and makes for a slick ride. I'm not too keen on falling down. :chop
22nd December 2004, 06:55
They have ice races up in northern Alberta [Canada, eh!?] during the winters. In Northern Ontario studded tires are now legal again. This is what i would use if i were winter riding.
22nd December 2004, 13:49
I know a guy who is a Pittsburgh cop. He told me that the city motorcycle police ride year-round. When it gets into snow season, they mount studded tires (front & rear) and keep on going.
My scoot stays in the garage after the snow starts flyin'.... ;)
22nd December 2004, 13:55
There is a local mechanic that owns two bikes and does not own a car. One bike is his nice werather bike (04 1200R) and one is a foul weather bike and he does not own a car. I believe he uses a studded air cooled VW Bug tire on the back of his bike. This guy is pushing 60 years young and rides almost everyday.
22nd December 2004, 15:14
I found that the stock dunlop gripped pretty well on snow ...dont know about the ME's I have on at the moment as we havent had any snow this year. I think riding in the snow is as much about adjusting your riding style to the conditions as it is the tyres that you have.
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