SHARKS? POLAR BEARS? What kind of place is that Frostbite! It sounds 'interesting' just with the weather, let alone the killer wildlife. Still, at least the 24 hour daylight should keep the werewolves indoors.
This is the Arctic, the final frontier, and the sunlight keep the werewolves and vampires at bay.
Georgia Peaches:eek: Woooo Hoooo Ya know, tha opportunity just never stops knockin round them parts.
You’ve got that right DS, and I wasn’t about to let this opportunity get away. I headed straight for the shark
camp after work tonight – 35 miles out on the sea ice. It was a rough ride, but well worth it. I finally got a picture that I can post in the “Best babes on a bike” thread.
alright, so then if you have the ski on, then pretty much take it easy if and when you hit hardpack or ice with the leaning. right?
Exactly. This morning I ordered the ski that Attrax sells with their kit. I’ll post a ride report when it arrives. It looks a bit narrower so it may allow steeper leaning.
what exactly did you use to make the tires? how have they lasted? and how do they do in various conditions? fluff vs wet vs. crusty vs solid ice vs. that occasional dirt, rock or pavement that shows itself every now and then. (sorry, im sure you're sick of answering that question by now)
and what happened with the 2moto demo? i've seen those things plowing through some pretty dry fluffy powder in videos.
I drilled the tires and inserted snowmobile carbide tipped studs (and aluminum backing plates on the rear. The tires are fantastic for all round riding and I believe this is 6 years on the same tires, and only 1 knob ripped off the rear a few months ago, and I’m still riding on the tire.
They’re not as good as ice racing tires on clean ice, but I can easily wheelie in any gear on pure ice, and do brakies. The best advantage they have over ice racing tires is that you can beat them over rocks all day long without damage. I even pop them on sometimes during the summer for extra traction in grass and mud. The only bad situation is large rock faces – they are extremely slippery
on smooth rock. In fluffy snow the studs don’t do a lot, but he width of the tire comes into play. I use the widest tire that will fit in the swingram, for best possible flotation on soft snow.
I haven’t heard back from the 2Moto rep, and I’m having so much fun on the 450 I’m not even thinking about the track.