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Good stud..... bad stud?

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    Good stud..... bad stud?


    Hey guys.
    I'm looking for you opinion on stud options. I'm looking to set up the spare tires I have for ice riding. The bike is a wr250r and the tires I will be using are the stock bridgeton's that came on the bike.
    Also any tricks or tips in what to use and how to install will be much appreciated.

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    Re: Good stud..... bad stud?

    Kold Kutters Screws. Thats what you want.

    "Real" ice bike tires have liners inside the tires and a crap load of crews. I made built my own ice tires some years back. I cut the centers out of some used streetbike tires to make liners. Then, used 3/4 or 1" screws. The liners protect the tubes and allow you to use longer screws. It was a CRAP LOAD of work but ice riding on properly built tires is like nothing else.

    Now that being said, if you want to keep the cost down and just go out and fool around by all means throw some screws in whatever tires youve got and get after it. Depending on the height of the knobs or how worn they are you will likely have to stick to shorter screws. You can prob get away with 5/8" in the rear but might have to go with 1/2" up front. You will loose screws and rip knobs if you go more than a few rides, but its a basic setup to get you out there.

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    Re: Good stud..... bad stud?

    I love to DIY stuff, but I wouldn't bother making ice tires. Lot of work, IMO. DIY mounting them is enough.

    Not sure I'd use the stock WR tires. Tire compound is a thing. I would be concerned about soft rubber not holding up and not retaining the screws. A lot of work to go through just to chuck screws the first time you exit a corner on the juice. It used to be rears used a special hard-compound Kenda tire made for this. Although I hear sand/paddle tires are the thing now too.

    Maybe if installed with glue/thread-locker?

    Also keep in mind there is a terminology thing. Most I know call the ice setup "screws" where the "studded" tires are for winter woods riding. They have short studs embedded in the knobs with a special gun. You can use (short) screws in the woods by they are not ideal. I don't know anyone that has really enjoyed using woods studs on the ice. The taller screws really are the way to go. Especially for rec riding where the surface isn't cleaned as often. In fact I wouldn't even bother with "AMA" length screws. I'd do "canadians" or the longer Marcel Fournier "cheaters".

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    Re: Good stud..... bad stud?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Maybe if installed with glue/thread-locker?
    we used to use Gorilla Glue when installing Kold Kutters on the minis, they held great but not sure they would hold on a full size dirty.

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    Re: Good stud..... bad stud?

    If you're thinking simple screw-ins, fuck the Kold Kutters. If you can find 'em, go with Kanadian Kutters. I used them years ago on the Raptor and noticed a HUGE difference from the A-typical Kold Kutter.

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