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Snow chains

Post by Doc » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:05 am

Anyone have a link on where to get snow chains for a 2015 GU?

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Re: Snow chains

Post by rebelrider » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:59 am

I just ordered a set of these:
http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/pr ... ts_id=3166

Not sure when they'll arrive.
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Re: Snow chains

Post by Dat Yooper » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:05 pm

In an ancient post I made a cheap home made set.
Had many R&D failures till I got something to work....somewhat.
The biggest issue is the clearance between the driveshaft and pusher tire.
Also I made a Front Tire Ski at the same time
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Re: Snow chains

Post by Tin Man » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:47 pm

rebelrider wrote:I just ordered a set of these:
http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/pr ... ts_id=3166

Not sure when they'll arrive.

Them's the ones that a bunch of us bought in a big group buy some years back. You'll still find references as to how they work and how some folks modified theirs with a better strap material........ :foilhead:
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Re: Snow chains

Post by Trevorski » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:49 pm

Kinda like the idea someone had about using very large nylon zipties... not long-lived, but not much to go wrong...
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Re: Snow chains

Post by rebelrider » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:06 am

Tin Man wrote:
rebelrider wrote:I just ordered a set of these:
http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/pr ... ts_id=3166
Not sure when they'll arrive.
Them's the ones that a bunch of us bought in a big group buy some years back. You'll still find references as to how they work and how some folks modified theirs with a better strap material........ :foilhead:
I remember there was concern about the longevity of the leather straps, and clearance between the tire and the drive shaft. Here's a solution I saw on another thread:
windmill wrote:I use velcro straps from Mcmaster-Carr, quick, easy, strong and inexpensive.

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Re: Snow chains

Post by Ernest Becker » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:02 pm

Any reports using the Oldtimer Garage chains on an 18" wheel?
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Re: Snow chains

Post by siberman1 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:44 pm

Ernest Becker wrote:Any reports using the Oldtimer Garage chains on an 18" wheel?
I imagine it is 1/2" shorter in height... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Snow chains

Post by GillaFunk » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:18 pm

rebelrider wrote:I just ordered a set of these:
http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/pr ... ts_id=3166

Not sure when they'll arrive.
I'd be curious to see how long they take to reach the west coast as well as price shipped???

Are these chains really nessisary?

What kind of conditions are knobbies not working well enough?
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Re: Snow chains

Post by Ernest Becker » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:41 pm

siberman1 wrote:
Ernest Becker wrote:Any reports using the Oldtimer Garage chains on an 18" wheel?
I imagine it is 1/2" shorter in height... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Snow chains

Post by gobium » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:49 pm

Old timer Chains might not work on newer gear up.
They are fine on older Ural with older style drive shaft.

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Re: Snow chains

Post by gobium » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:50 pm

Can anyone Lazer cut these in bulk amount ?
I can provide pattern
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Re: Snow chains

Post by RichardM » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:56 pm

GillaFunk wrote: I'd be curious to see how long they take to reach the west coast as well as price shipped???

Are these chains really nessisary?

What kind of conditions are knobbies not working well enough?
My order came in a couple of weeks. The chains really help in deep, wet snow. The knobbies just pack up...
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Re: Snow chains

Post by GillaFunk » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:01 am

RedLeg says bending the stems to fit around the sidewall help for a better fitment

http://redlegsrides.blogspot.com/2012/1 ... encia.html

I'm heading up to the snow for Christmas. I'll have duro knobbies. Hopefully that's enough. I order a rope puller in case I get stuck. :cheers:

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Re: Snow chains

Post by Ammo » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:20 am

GillaFunk wrote:
rebelrider wrote:I just ordered a set of these:
http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/pr ... ts_id=3166

Not sure when they'll arrive.
I'd be curious to see how long they take to reach the west coast as well as price shipped???

Are these chains really nessisary?

What kind of conditions are knobbies not working well enough?
I rode the sh*t out of mine last year in the snow on the OEM 308s with any real issues. can't imagine the conditions these would be needed.
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