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First snow ride!!

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:33 pm
by Gunship1
Had her in the snow today for the first time. I grew up riding motorcycles and racing everything on two wheels but his was a whole new experience. I learned a lot in a very short time. I thought about putting some weight in the sidecar to make the 2WD dig better but I didn't want to have to deal with it if I piled it up or ended up in the ditch someplace so I went empty. I went up a pretty steep grade on a seasonal road here by my house and with some common sense, was able to pick my line to help chew my way around the packed ice. The way back down however was a whole different story. I didn't dare do it without the 2WD engaged because I thought if I needed the speed and power to get me out of trouble quickly I would want it. I learned I must keep my nose in some sort of traction no matter what because on all ice I couldn't use the rear end to help steer me at all. I realize that the windshield on the sidecar is in the way when you're trying to climb all over that thing as you are grasping for skyhooks to keep it shiny side up. I now know I want a shift lever kit so that I can go in and out of 2WD and reverse easier. Please tell me where to get tire chains and which shifter kit is the best. I have been reading on here for weeks trying to decide if I wanted a shifter kit but now that I know I do and I still don't know which one to get. My son and I took her out on a ride on Christmas day just so we could say that we did but there was no snow in sight. For upstate New York this mild winter has had me thinking more about this beautiful machine than the four snowmobiles that are parked next to her . ... 144779419/

Re: First snow ride!!

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:43 pm
by Gunship1

Re: First snow ride!!

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:13 pm
by siberman1
Speedometer broken?

Re: First snow ride!!

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:35 am
by cateyetech
No like button :(

SO :thumbsup:

Re: First snow ride!!

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:55 am
by Tin Man
Well done sir!
Here is a bit of info for you ref the tire chains you seek: :foilhead:

Here is one place you can buy them. There may be others that I am not aware of: ... ts_id=3166

Back in 2010 a bunch of us did this group buy: ... ire+chains

And here is just one of the several available threads concerning their installation/use: ... lit=chains

Using the search feature (upper right corner of the page) will yield much info.
Just type in the words tire chains and then stand back..... :cheers: