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    Hello from Ak

    I joined the t-dub club last night! After a summer trip with a friend, I became aware of just how awesome the bike is. When the terrain got too sketchy on my klr, we would double up on her tw with no problems. I'll post some pics in the adventure/off road section. My new to me 2010 needs a few parts replaced, then I plan on setting it up for winter riding. Thinking chain on rear tire and ice screws on the front. Any advice is greatly appreciated! What a great forum!image.jpg
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    Welcome to the forum Sledhead!

    We look forward to your ride reports and TW mods.

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    Hello and welcome! What he said about the mods^^!

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    I guess it could be better but I don't know how.
    Ya gotta finish the loop, it's your only way out!

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    welcome. Looking forward to some pics of your adventures in Alaska
    Mike Carter. Woodland, California (NorCal). '89 Tw200 (Black Widow Edition). Blood red Jimbo shield, Cycleracks, Nuvi 500 GPS, Kolpin fuel pack jr., D shield bark busters, 55t rear sprocket, Golden boy front tire, Ricochet shield.

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    Lots of pictures with tire chains and screw studs, because I don't plan on any of that experience at this point in my life. I will just view your pictures and enjoy snow and winter riding through your posts.
    Mel

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    Hello Sled and welcome

    I guess some of us are just more Alaskan than others!

    I'll probably only get another ride or 2 in before it gets parked and the tracked vehicle comes out, depending on when the snow gets here.

    I'm not sure why, I crash the snowmachine WAY more, must not be trying hard enough on the TW.

    Wade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledhead View Post
    I joined the t-dub club last night! Thinking chain on rear tire and ice screws on the front. Any advice is greatly appreciated! What a great forum!
    Welcome, love to see photo's and video's from more folks up your way.

    Should you go the tire chain route, a few of us on the forum use them. I use a tire chain on my TW during winter




    For ease of putting them on and off, I'm thinking of chain straps like these. Maybe for the front tire too.


    For the front tire I used sheet metal screws on my Shinko 244 front tire. Worked well on packed snow and ice last year. Once of your Alaska brethren mentioned not putting the screws in the middle of the tire like I did, only on the outer lugs. I'm gonna try that this year. Thinking of fitting tire chains to the front tire which work better in looser snow conditions.


    This setup has worked well for me where I tend to ride in the winter.




    Happy trails
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    I'm jealous of the picture with the dog on the back. I had no idea I'd want to take my dog with me on a M/C or I might have gotten a smaller one.
    Ya gotta finish the loop, it's your only way out!

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    She's good company! I don't feel lonely when Georgie is riding with me. She's loyal as all getout!
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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