tire chains for Lara

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tire chains for Lara

Post by Dr Z » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:25 pm

what is the feasibility of buying/fabricating a set of light duty chains.... i know clearance is an issue....

ive ridden 150km on snow covered trails last 2 weeks..... my "studs" worked phenomenally well as a temp fix.....

Mr Cob.... where r u when i need u?????
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by Tin Man » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:18 pm

Ya mean somethin like this?
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by Tin Man » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:20 pm

Or, you could go this route....... :roll:
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by Dr Z » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:23 pm

yeah mike,

thats the idea.... first ques.... will it tear up the spokes..... and second.... is there clearance....

have u tried em or know aybody who has....

cost???
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by Tin Man » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:34 pm

Dr Z wrote:yeah mike,

thats the idea.... first ques.... will it tear up the spokes..... and second.... is there clearance....

have u tried em or know aybody who has....

cost???

They look well made but I would have to send you to someone else to vouche for them. I ain't needed anything like that in a looooong time. :lol:
I remember a post that spoke of a field expediant fix which involved rope wrappped around the tire and rim thru the spokes. :?
Can't seem to find the post.....anybody?........anybody?......... Bueller?..........Bueller? .............. :roll:
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by Tin Man » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:47 pm

More on snow chains and traction enhancers..... 8)

These are installed on spoked wheels........ :cheers:

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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by Dr Z » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:24 pm

thats what im talkin about.... and the idea of a rope wrap would work if i could find some braided wire rope.... like garage door cable but have to be muich more flexible.... u know i saw some rubber coated wire clothes line in the hardware.... need to take another look at that.... thanks......

when i was a kid with a paper route outside buffalo i put dog choker chain on my tires.... worked pretty good.... course i couldnt produce enough torque to bust a spoke.....

my screws work great but they wear down fast on pavement and come out if i really spin the wheels on dry rock or pavement..... i havent got stuck yet since i started usin them.... i consider them a field expedient fix.....

i bought a kawi 250 enduro in san diego 1971 and had to traverse sierra nevada mtns to get back to 29 stumps.... 8 fn inches of snow.... course i was on 2 wheels.... but if i did it again on lara id take a jar of screws and a batt oper drill in a heartbeat..... safety more than anything.... and the look on cagers when i pass em on sheer ice at 45 mph.... :boogie:
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by windmill » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:05 am

Dr Z wrote:yeah mike,

thats the idea.... first ques.... will it tear up the spokes..... and second.... is there clearance....

have u tried em or know aybody who has....

cost???
I use home made individual strap on chains, they work well but take some time and effort to put on. Unfortunately conventional chains won't work due to clearance issues.

I am working on self deploying rotary chains like used on emergency vehicles and school buses. If the Geek squad ever gets My computer working properly, I will post pictures.
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by mr. cob » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:29 am

Howdy Dr Z,

Barry, ( windmill ) is the Nor-Wet chain guy, I have no experience with them, not enough clearance between the drive-shaft and the tire for conventional chains. Some otf those that have been posted look like they would work with the web straps, I think Barry uses a home made version of something like that.
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by Dr Z » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:21 am

thanx to everybody!!!
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by Tin Man » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:16 am

And I would be real picky about what material I used. Gotta use the "hardened" variety. That wire rope thing would probably result in a really nasty frayed mess in short order.
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by VWK75S » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:17 am

Previous post not sure which thread
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by cdscoot » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:43 am

Tin Man wrote:And I would be real picky about what material I used. Gotta use the "hardened" variety. That wire rope thing would probably result in a really nasty frayed mess in short order.
With DRZ's luck it would fray and the metal wire would embed in his tire causing multiple flats, that is if it didn't wind around his driveshaft and put him over the handlebars!
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by windmill » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:45 am

VWK75S wrote:Previous post not sure which thread
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That's what I'm working on. Not too much to it, a 4" caster wheel, some hardware, chain, just need to make the mount, the 2wd makes it a little more complicated than the one in the picture.

The problem with strap on chains is how few there are per wheel, I put on 5. With the rotary chains there is always a chain on the ground.

If I can find an inexpensive liner actuator, I will set it up to be push button deployed.
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Re: tire chains for Lara

Post by cdscoot » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:18 pm

The drive mechanism that is shown in the picture sure looks like the drive on a Snapper rear engine riding mower. I'll bet it could be adapted real easy to this application. The parts are not that expensive either.
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