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Photos and video of Cob and Chris, riding New Years Day. The chain on the rear tire worked very well.



I am working on getting the Predator rewired so its down for a while, so I took the TW200 out with Chris and his Yamaha to have some fun in the snow. Click the link for some great photos of snow running, mountains covered in snow and even some Eagles.



http://mr-cob.smugmu...m/Other/Dave-an ... &k=WSJGkx4



Chris just sent me this video of our ride.



 

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Looks like fun. What brand of atv mitts are those, and where did you get them?


Howdy Howard,



It was years ago that I bought the bar mitts, they don't have a brand name on them, costs about 15 bucks if I remember correctly, they work VERY WELL along with the heated grips.
 

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Mr. Cob, I know it's apples and oranges, but how does the TW stack up against your 3-wheeled contraptions in snow?
 

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Mr. Cob, I know it's apples and oranges, but how does the TW stack up against your 3-wheeled contraptions in snow?


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Apples and oranges is a very good way of putting it. The TW did very well in the snow we played on New Years Day, it had a hard crust that would hold the bike up UNTIL you dug or broke through then it was pretty much instant STOP as can be seen in the video. The wide tires on the TW support its weight quite well and in the conditions shown in the video it went places the Ural would not have gone as its skinny tires would have just broke through the crust and it would have dug itself in and down very quickly. The Ural does much better in DEEP powder type snow there it will dig dwon to whatever the surface under the snow is, get traction and just plow through. However if the powder snow is over 18 inches deep it will pack up under the sidecar which will in effect float the sidecar that will cause the sidecar tire to loose traction and its not long before your stuck. Two totally diffeernt tools for different jobs, on hard packed snow or ice the Ural will leave the TW or any other bike slipping and sliding as it just motors onward.
 

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Howdy lizrodbrth,



Apples and oranges is a very good way of putting it. The TW did very well in the snow we played on New Years Day, it had a hard crust that would hold the bike up UNTIL you dug or broke through then it was pretty much instant STOP as can be seen in the video. The wide tires on the TW support its weight quite well and in the conditions shown in the video it went places the Ural would not have gone as its skinny tires would have just broke through the crust and it would have dug itself in and down very quickly. The Ural does much better in DEEP powder type snow there it will dig dwon to whatever the surface under the snow is, get traction and just plow through. However if the powder snow is over 18 inches deep it will pack up under the sidecar which will in effect float the sidecar that will cause the sidecar tire to loose traction and its not long before your stuck. Two totally diffeernt tools for different jobs, on hard packed snow or ice the Ural will leave the TW or any other bike slipping and sliding as it just motors onward.


Makes sense. Just wondered. Never ridden a hack with a driven wheel. Thanks.
 

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Fun riding in the snow, especially when the snow isn't packed down with other tire tracks. I've got chains on my rear tire and am test short sheet metal screws as studs on the front (Shinko SR244). I've found the studs don't work in the deep snow you two are riding, but work better in that packed down and icy conditions. Thanks for sharing
 

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Fun riding in the snow, especially when the snow isn't packed down with other tire tracks. I've got chains on my rear tire and am test short sheet metal screws as studs on the front (Shinko SR244). I've found the studs don't work in the deep snow you two are riding, but work better in that packed down and icy conditions. Thanks for sharing


Howdy admiral,



Most of our ride we were cutting our own trail but when we came to ruts that had frozen even with the chain on the rear it was very hard to stay upright as the sides of the ruts would cause the front tire to wander and a couple of times I went down pretty hard. I have used sheet metal screws in my tires in the past works pretty darn good unless you have to ride a lot of pavement then it wears the heads off and your stuck with the screw shanks in the tire.
 
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