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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 03:22 PM
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Motorcycle Ice Racing

Thers's been some talk about ice racing around here and I'm curious on where I can go to watch some when the winter settles in.

That picture of the GSXR1000 ice racing looked pretty frickin cool, what a crazy bastard. Can you imagine the traction those guys are getting with the spikes in those tires.

That brings up another point. I know they don't sell tires set up with spikes. But I have found kits you can use to modify tires for ice racing.

I would imagine that would be a pretty involved, and time consuming venture setting up a tire with studs. I would imagine they have to run tubes in the tires after putting the studs in the tires.

Like I said, I'm all about going to watch some ice racing. Maby we can talk a little more about it at Grovers Party.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 03:28 PM
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Look up "motorcycle ice racing" with your browser. You'll find a bunch happening in Wisconsin. Also, there are folks that set up the tires and sell them that way. Check it out.

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Most people stud up off-road bikes, light weight, enough power, and no fairing damage. I've studded up a couple tires. Doesn't take too long with an electric drill. About and hour a tire or so. You get the correct length screws the screw to the knobbies but don't go through to puncture the tire. I've been looking for a dirt bike. I hope to get out on the ice this winter!
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