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    It's getting close so get to your local dealer and get some screw in ice studs I had a lot of fun on the ice last winter and plan on doing the same this winter Seems like a properly registered ORV can enter any lake or pond with a public boat ramp and there's plenty of them out there.

    There's great traction on ice even with only a few screws in the tires, last year i even looped mine backwards on the ice I got a bag of 1,000 1/2" gold tech screws from the dealer today, last year all i used was hex head sheet metal screws from home crapo and had ok results, they just wore down quick.

    It'd be cool to get some of the offroaders here together for a few ice days this winter

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    Ice riders??

    i have a blast during the winter, it's my favorite season!

    buy a sled, you'll love it.

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    Ice riders??

    I need to get some studs I guess

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    Ice riders??

    4 wheel drive works too

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    Ice riders??

    I'm not much of a sled person but i have thought about getting a set of sand paddles for the quad, heard they werk great in the snow

    Nate, get some studs!! It only takes a short while to set up some type of a road course on the ice and it can be a ton of fun
    Your buddy with the KX and Oreo should stud up the dirtbikes as well, just ask hafsquid how much fun the ice was last year..

    Ed, you're still gonna need studs for ice riding

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    Ice riders??

    Originally posted by R7

    Ed, you're still gonna need studs for ice riding
    I'll get some chains

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    Originally posted by R7
    I'm not much of a sled person but i have thought about getting a set of sand paddles for the quad, heard they werk great in the snow

    Nate, get some studs!! It only takes a short while to set up some type of a road course on the ice and it can be a ton of fun
    Your buddy with the KX and Oreo should stud up the dirtbikes as well, just ask hafsquid how much fun the ice was last year..

    Ed, you're still gonna need studs for ice riding

    Where and how much???

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    Chains are power robbing, you need all the power you can get with that Pooplaris

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    Originally posted by lopycam
    Where and how much???
    I got mine at the local Yam dealer, $41 for a bag of 1,000.
    The rears alone are gonna take 300 each

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    Ice riders??

    I'M IN!


    Best Honda on 101A has em Nate!

    I cant recall the price, but probably about what Mark noted.
    i'll be stopping by to get my bag soon (along with the jets and some oil filters for ashley!!)

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    Cool!! Now lets hope the cold weather moves in and the shit freezes up

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    Originally posted by R7
    Cool!! Now lets hope the cold weather moves in and the shit freezes up
    Just sounds so wrong........

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    Yup got my bag at performance cycles in shrewsbury, $ 48 if I remember correctly.

    I too used sheet metal screws last year, they worked well for the little riding I did on them but theses ice screws have like double the head on them.


    What weight motor oil does everyone run in the winter????

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    Ice riders??

    Lemme know when and where you guys plan on doing this...
    In the meatime, maybe someone could advise me on what mods I might need to do for my KLX300 in order to insure that it runs properly in the cold weather.
    I'll pick up a bag of studs, tommorrow.

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    Sean, i've always used 10/40 in my quad in the summer and in the winter.
    Last year when it was real cold out, sometimes i had to use a heat gun for 5 minutes or so for it to start. When ever it was below 15-20 out it was a pain to start

    lrrs, i'm not realy sure what to do to a KLR to get it ready for cold weather, i don't do anything but that could explain why i have a hard time starting it when it's cold

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    Are the 1/2" screws too long?

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    Rye, depends on the the size of the nob, how new it is. Measure your nob(tee hee) my tires were not brand new so I went with the 7/16 ice screw. but I probably could have gotten away with the 1/2 in.
    you have to figure that you have another 1/8 to 1/4 thickness of tire wall to play with.

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    With some new nobs, 1/2" will be fine. 5/8" would be a little better and less likely to rip out if the lugs are big ennough.
    My tires are pretty much shot for off roading so i'm just gonna screw the studs in and if they leak, i'm gonna slime them..

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    Good info. I'm sure I am going to get noodgy this winter not riding. I might do this.

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    Ice riders??

    Yamaha makes a Yamalube 4CW 5w-30 cold weather oil for the new 4-stroke sleds,I'm thinking of trying it in the ice racer this winter.A couple years ago we went to Lake George to race at their winter carvnival.It got down to 15 below at night,the hack was in the back of a pickup truck and the oil was so thick I couldn't kick the thing fast enough to start it.We ended up setting it on fire with ether, but that's another story for another day.

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    I am going to stop at Razee on the way home some time next week so that I can be ready for the day after New Years Day.. What is every one doing that day??

    G-Man

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    I'd call ahead to make sure they have them in stock, they been selling ice screws like mad the past week...401-88H-ONDA

    If the ice is safe by then, i'd be up for some ice riding

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