Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

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Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby IndyChizzle » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:06 pm

Hi guys,
Just checking to see if anybody in the US is selling the motorcycle sidecar tire chains like these:

http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/pr ... ts_id=3426

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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby kendives » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:51 pm

I was looking for these last year for my motorcycle. I hunted and hunted but could not find anyone that had them.
I finally ordered mine from Old Timer Garage directly. It was a quick and easy process. They showed up earlier than I expected and shipping was reasonable.
Right now I plan to swap from bike to Ural as needed but really thinking about just buying another set as I'm afraid Oldtimers Disease will get me and I'll forget and leave them on the wrong vehicle when I need them most.

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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby gobium » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:08 pm

What is your ural year?
Tire chain might not clear drive shaft
Those were designed for bmw r75

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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby IndyChizzle » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:03 pm

gobium wrote:What is your ural year?
Tire chain might not clear drive shaft
Those were designed for bmw r75


I've got a 2013 Ural Tourist. Do you forsee any problems?
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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby gobium » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:11 pm

IndyChizzle wrote:
gobium wrote:What is your ural year?
Tire chain might not clear drive shaft
Those were designed for bmw r75


I've got a 2013 Ural Tourist. Do you forsee any problems?

It will not clear but i could be wrong.
Will clear? may be if you use 3.50 tire

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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby Jack'D » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:29 pm

Been riding mine going on 4 years without missing a day of winter riding and I haven't needed chains. Stock tires go good in the snow. If anything maybe those screw in carbide studs would work for you.
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Postby Wildhorse Cafe » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:49 pm

I don't see any daylight between the swing arm and the drive wheel to accommodate chains.
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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby brianural » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:41 pm

Wildhorse Cafe wrote:I don't see any daylight between the swing arm and the drive wheel to accommodate chains.


You might see daylight after running them for a while
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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby INSUBORDINATOR » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:24 pm

gobium wrote:What is your ural year?
Tire chain might not clear drive shaft
Those were designed for bmw r75


+1 The R75 had a different width wheel & huge tire. The chain portion may be to long to fasten correctly. I'd guess there could be a couple of problems. Surprised the Russians don't offer them for Urals.
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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby Kaputnik » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:20 pm

In very small print it does say, "Only for decoration ."
But the pattern might inspire someone to fab up a set that *might* clear the swing arm and wheel.
Regardless, wrapping the spare tire in chain looks too cool for words and totally knarly.

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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby Who's Ur Grandaddy ? » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:28 pm

If you click on the link and enter "snow chains" in the Oldtimer search ... they also have chains for Ural , r72 ,Dneper etc in sets of six and eight. I don't know about clearance though . But they might have a great poser look on your spare !
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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby mr. cob » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:29 pm

A few years ago many of us did a group buy of these chains, I have been using them for years with NO problems to the best of my knowledge no one who bought them has complained of clearance issues. Yes they will at times rub on the drive shaft but it has never caused any damage.
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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby Tin Man » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:21 am

Kaputnik wrote:In very small print it does say, "Only for decoration ."
But the pattern might inspire someone to fab up a set that *might* clear the swing arm and wheel.
Regardless, wrapping the spare tire in chain looks too cool for words and totally knarly.


I ordered some in the group buy that Cob refers to.......and if you think these machines generate UDF now.........chain up the just spare tire and drive to the store.
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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby rivers » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:25 am

mr. cob wrote:A few years ago many of us did a group buy of these chains, I have been using them for years with NO problems to the best of my knowledge no one who bought them has complained of clearance issues. Yes they will at times rub on the drive shaft but it has never caused any damage.

I got in on that group buy and never had any rubbing/clearance issues on an 06 and 011 running stock 4.00x19 Duro 307's. They work well if you have enough on each wheel. I run 8 per wheel. Never seen or heard about the "decoration only" thing. Never deformed or hurt the metal chain part. IMHO the weak factor in the set up is the leather strap. The sets I have came with really old stiff leather which should be (IMHO) water proofed somewhat so they don't get water soaked and stretched out. My "someday" plan is to replace the leather straps with nylon/synthetic webbing using a double D-rings for cinching them to the wheel but they work just fine as they come.
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Re: Tire Chains: Anybody selling them in the US?

Postby IndyChizzle » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:41 pm

If anybody has leftover "group buy" chains for sale, please send me a PM. I'd like to order enough for 2 wheels.
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